Introduction: Make a Gear in Tinkercad

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Project description

This project shows you basic tools in Tinkercad in order to make a gear.

Step 1: Adding a Cylinder

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Adding a hole to the center of the gear.

Instructions

  1. Click and drag a cylinder onto the work plane
  2. Change the cylinder dimensions to 35mm x 35mm x 4mm
  3. Continue to next step.

Step 2: Adding a Box

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Adding and resizing a box to the work plane.

Instructions

  1. Click and drag "box" onto the work plane
  2. Change the box dimensions to 45mm x 6mm x 4mm
  3. Stuck?

    HINT:

    Use the top white square to change the height.

  4. Continue to next step.

Step 3: Centering the Box in the Circle

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Moving the box into the center of the circle.

Instructions

  1. Left click and drag to select both the cylinder and the box.
  2. Select "Adjust" on top right drop down menu
  3. Select "Align" from drop down menu. Click on the two middle dots to center.
  4. Once aligned, click the "x" on the bottom of the screen to close the align function.

  5. Continue to next step.

Step 4: Adding More Boxes

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Add more boxes for the teeth of the gear

Instructions

  1. Select the aligned bo
  2. Copy this shape by typing "ctrl" + "C", or clicking "edit" + "copy"
  3. Paste this shape by typing "ctrl" + "V", or clicking "edit" + "paste
  4. Using the curved arrow, rotate this box within the circle 45 degrees
  5. Use the align tool again to center the new box
  6. Copy, paste, rotate, and align two more boxes
  7. Continue to next step.

Step 5: Adding the Hole

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Adding a hole to the center of the gear.

Instructions

  1. Drag and drop another cylinder onto the work plane. Do not resize.

  2. Drag and select every shape and use the align tool to center.
  3. Select new cylinder, then click "hole" in top right of the screen.

  4. Continue to next step.

Step 6: Finishing Up

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Finish the gear!

Instructions

  1. Click and drag to select all shapes.
  2. Select new cylinder, then click "hole" in top right of the screen.

  3. You've done it! Enjoy your gear!

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