How to take a thought and make it into a part. #1 in a series.
Step by Step Breakdown of Part 1 - Rapid Prototyping
1. Have a thought – in this case, what would it take to make a "collectable, trade-able" nut for the roller derby teams (or other quad skating types) , that would allow them to customize their skates for each skaters team and personal style?
2. Getting the thought out of your head and down on paper.
3. Getting your sketch into Inventor, to render a 3d model.
4. Using the MakerBot to produce a prototype.
5. Using the prototype to ensure the measurements and the actual thought will work.
½ socket and wrench
Scrap sticker material
Autodesk Inventor Pro
I made this at TechShop.
Step 1: Getting measurements to wrap into my thought
Step 2: Turning chicken scratches into a 3d model
Step 3: A thought you can hold in your hand
Step 4: Making the thought real
Now that I feel comfortable with my thought and design, I can begin production on an actual nut for testing. (coming soon in part 2)