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How to use TinkerCAD to make a pen holder

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This article tells you how to use TinkerCAD(https://tinkercad.com/) with Makerbot to make a "REAL" pen holder, you can see the amazing 3d printed pen holder as the attached picture. You can also see the video from here. http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XNjIwNTIyMTky/v.swf 

 
 
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Step 1: Open Tinkercad

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Launch Chrome with Tinkercad(https://tinkercad.com) and click "Create new design" button

Step 2: Drag the box and shape scripts to canvas

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Drag a box from “Geometric” to canvas, drag the module “Voronoi” from “Community Shape Scripts” to canvas.(You can edit the parameters of the shape script module to what you want)

Step 3: Copy & Paste the modules

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Use Ctrl C/Ctrl V to copy paste lots of modules(For any shape scripts, you can change the properties to make them different)

Step 4: Set shape scripts modules as hole

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Set the shape scripts as “Hole”

Step 5: Group the box and hole

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Group the shape script and the box together to get the sides of the pen holder

Step 6: Make the sides and box together

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Rotate and move to make the sides and box together

Step 7: Get the final model pen holder

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You will get the final pen holder

Step 8: 3d print the real model

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Send this module to Makerbot and print it, you will get the real 3d pen holder

Creative... :-)

Creative... :-)

Creative... :-)

Creative... :-)

crazyscottnb9 months ago
very cool, can you do this kind of idea with a curved surface and if so does that mean I could print say a mug?
WindWang (author)  crazyscottnb9 months ago
yeah, of coure you can.
Ally Zhao9 months ago
I want to this pen holder. Very good idea.
Marrisa_li9 months ago
cool! Looks great!