Instructables: exploring - - autodesk - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:41:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Digital Fabrication : Bent Lamination Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Fabrication-Bent-Lamination-Mold/
Digital Fabrication : Bent Lamination Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/OVQF/I1C42C3I/FXKOVQFI1C42C3I.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Creating the Mold for Bent Lamination on a Laser CutterThis Instructable will teach you the Digital Fabrication workflow I used to take a 3D Model and create a laser cut, Cardboard Bent Lamination Mold.We will be creating a skateboard design and it's camber (The curvature in the deck created from th...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:44:31 PDT
Learn CNC The Hard Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-CNC-The-Hard-Way/
Learn CNC The Hard Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/HPL3/HYVDQ48M/FGTHPL3HYVDQ48M.SMALL.jpg danvida Operating a CNC machine will make you a better designer and engineer.I wrote this guide to provide a clear path for using CNC machines. Machining requires a lot of effort and study on your part and one person can't explain the entire process to you - the knowledge you gain comes from lessons learned...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:58 PDT
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-MEL-Scripting-in-Maya-3D-Fractals/
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Maya is a very powerful tool for creating 3D animations and motion graphics. You can model, texture, light, animate, and render within the same environment. Maya's visual interface is powerful and deep. It allows people to build very complex scenes and animations. But sometimes, using Maya's visual ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:50 PDT
Understanding & Learning Maya's Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-Learning-Mayas-Interface/
Understanding & Learning Maya's Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/8CS6/HYZ9DT03/FU28CS6HYZ9DT03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/8CS6/HYZ9DT03/FU28CS6HYZ9DT03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/8CS6/HYZ9DT03/FU28CS6HYZ9DT03.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Maya is one of the most powerful tools for doing 3D modeling, animation, rendering, lighting, dynamics, scripting, and more. Most people take years to discover Maya's power and capabilities. I've been using Maya since 2005, and I'm still learned what its capable of. You can pretty much do anything i...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 03:07:19 PDT
Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Oak-Wine-Barrel-Coffee-Table/
Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh This table top was made from the cross sections of salvaged wine barrels. It was my first wine barrel project from a couple years ago, and it was a real joy to make. I went through a salvaged wood phase in my art career that hit me pretty strongly and I had to get it out of my system. I'm not su...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:36:17 PDT
Decimated 3D Printed Chess Set printed on Series 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Custom-3D-Printed-and-Lasercut-Chess-Set/
Decimated 3D Printed Chess Set printed on Series 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/PUSU/HWUJYDRI/FJEPUSUHWUJYDRI.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Why buy a chess set when you can just make one! It's easy and free to download or model your own and 3D print it at home. In this instructable we will go over where to find or how to make base geometry using Autodesk 360 Fusion or the Autodesk 123 Gallery. Then how to clean and prep the meshed fo...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:32 PDT
R2D2 - Laser Cut Wood Model http://www.instructables.com/id/R2D2-Laser-Cut-Wood-Model/
R2D2 - Laser Cut Wood Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/TUOP/HT2TZB8G/FUYTUOPHT2TZB8G.SMALL.jpg trobinson0087 Who hasn't wanted their own R2D2? They are usually pretty pricy, but this model can be made for around $20. This Instructable creates a wood R2D2 model. We have included detailed video directions, quicker overview directions for those of you with more experience, and a detailed step by step PDF. H...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:56:30 PDT
Porcelain Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Porcelain-Wall-Art/
Porcelain Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/YPBT/HSVGGCQH/FQBYPBTHSVGGCQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/YPBT/HSVGGCQH/FQBYPBTHSVGGCQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/YPBT/HSVGGCQH/FQBYPBTHSVGGCQH.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh Inspired by the pattern of skull fissures, I wanted to make a make a piece of wall art that would capture the unusual beauty of this organic joinery. For the material, I chose an ultra-thin porcelain tile for its resemblance to a hard shell, and for its minimal appearance. It's a single tile mea...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:22:07 PDT
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit -> Squeezing Plastic Pieces into Brackets http://www.instructables.com/id/Gettin-Jiggy-Widdit-Squeezing-Plastic-Pieces-into-/
Gettin' Jiggy Widdit -> Squeezing Plastic Pieces into Brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/AV5Z/HSL29AJ1/FQEAV5ZHSL29AJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/AV5Z/HSL29AJ1/FQEAV5ZHSL29AJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQE/AV5Z/HSL29AJ1/FQEAV5ZHSL29AJ1.SMALL.jpg togo1919 I'm prototyping more stuff at TechShop. Since I need some plastic brackets, I decided to make them consistently to my specs by building a jig to make the bending go smoothly. Of Course... I like to use MDF to build stuff, so I based my design on 1/4" MDF to be laser cut.  I used Autodesk Inventor...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:49:23 PDT
Architectural Shelving http://www.instructables.com/id/Architectural-Shelving/
Architectural Shelving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/9HE5/HQDLX0UV/FOU9HE5HQDLX0UV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/9HE5/HQDLX0UV/FOU9HE5HQDLX0UV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/9HE5/HQDLX0UV/FOU9HE5HQDLX0UV.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh This shelving unit was commissioned for the gallery at Autodesk Pier 9 in San Francisco. It was created to showcase a diverse range of maker-style projects made in house by artists, Instructables staff, and Autodesk employees alike. (And the shelving itself had to look cool too.) I've always liked ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:18:43 PST
3D Printed Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Ornament/
3D Printed Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/PK7N/HQ5MHMGU/F39PK7NHQ5MHMGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/PK7N/HQ5MHMGU/F39PK7NHQ5MHMGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/PK7N/HQ5MHMGU/F39PK7NHQ5MHMGU.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus For the holidays you can spend time trying to find an ornament you like or you can just make one yourself. I'm a fan of geometric patterns myself and am kinda tired of snowflakes so it's a lot easier to just design my own to be 3D printed. Even if you don't have your own 3D printer (I don't have one...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:51:02 PST
Make a Custom Knife Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-custom-Knife-Handle/
Make a Custom Knife Handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/3CX5/HP5ZBTBL/FHT3CX5HP5ZBTBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/3CX5/HP5ZBTBL/FHT3CX5HP5ZBTBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/3CX5/HP5ZBTBL/FHT3CX5HP5ZBTBL.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Pier 9 Starter Project Make your own Knife handle As some of you have seen, shop staff here at Pier 9's Workshop have dived deep into the exciting art of making Knives, particularly beautiful Knife handles. We have made Kitchen Blades, Hunting Knives, Fishing Knives, Retractable blades and rumor ...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:42:27 PST
Accelerometer Dice with 123D Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Dice-with-123D-Circuits/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:52:08 PST
Monster Bunny Rabbit http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Bunny-Rabbit/
Monster Bunny Rabbit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/M9U5/HN81Z4AP/FX8M9U5HN81Z4AP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/M9U5/HN81Z4AP/FX8M9U5HN81Z4AP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/M9U5/HN81Z4AP/FX8M9U5HN81Z4AP.SMALL.jpg Amanda Jackson Create a cute animal turned into a Halloween monster with 123D Creature. This application is available from the Apple App Store. The final model I have created can be viewed on the 123D Creature Gallery. The final model can become a 3D print, for example with IMaterialise or a cardboard print with...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:19:58 PDT
Making a Slide Whistle in 123D Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Slide-Whistle-in-123D-Design/
Making a Slide Whistle in 123D Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/N2C6/HMVJCLR4/F4JN2C6HMVJCLR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/N2C6/HMVJCLR4/F4JN2C6HMVJCLR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/N2C6/HMVJCLR4/F4JN2C6HMVJCLR4.SMALL.jpg RGriebenow      This Instructable will teach you how to model a functioning slide whistle, as well as how to use a number of tools in AutoCad's 123D Design software as you go. Create a Cylinder      From the primitives menu, select cylinder. Enter the desired radius and height into the indicated spaces. Th...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:46:25 PDT
My 123D Jansen Strandbeest Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/My-123D-Jansen-Strandbeest-Mechanism/
My 123D Jansen Strandbeest Mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/YOMR/HMMF8RH0/FCOYOMRHMMF8RH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/YOMR/HMMF8RH0/FCOYOMRHMMF8RH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/YOMR/HMMF8RH0/FCOYOMRHMMF8RH0.SMALL.jpg FireCGun So this is a Strandbeest mechanism, a mechanism invented by Theo Jansen, a Dutch artist. This kinetic sculpture moves when on a slope, or as in Theo Jansen's creations, harnessing the wind's energy. I designed this kinetic sculpture using the complex but very accurate ratios of the original design. ...
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:52:31 PDT
Engineering a 2D Printed Logo into a 3D Object http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Printed-Logo-Engineered-from-2D-into-a-3D-Object/
Engineering a 2D Printed Logo into a 3D Object - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/2MS6/HMFQKTLB/FGM2MS6HMFQKTLB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/2MS6/HMFQKTLB/FGM2MS6HMFQKTLB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/2MS6/HMFQKTLB/FGM2MS6HMFQKTLB.SMALL.jpg cpbinstructables This project describes how to turn an image of a logo into a printable 3D object Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk 123D Design No drawing required! Instructions Courtesy of Rick Valdez Open Original Image in Adobe Photoshop Open image of logo in Adobe Photoshop Adjust Levels A....
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Tue, 8 Oct 2013 07:47:50 PDT
3D Printing a full color bobblehead of yourself http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-your-own-full-color-bobblehead-using-1/
3D Printing a full color bobblehead of yourself - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/MU1A/HLIDBUCU/F0CMU1AHLIDBUCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/MU1A/HLIDBUCU/F0CMU1AHLIDBUCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/MU1A/HLIDBUCU/F0CMU1AHLIDBUCU.SMALL.jpg cpramuk In this Instructable, I will show you how to create your own 3D printed bobblehead. Very much like the one you see aboveI made of myself. I just attached it to the body of SF Giant Hunter Pence's bobblehead (you can see his head ripped off in the background). First we use 123D Catch to capture a ni...
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:24:19 PDT
123D fashionable page markers http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-fashionable-page-markers/
123D fashionable page markers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/361Y/HK6XBAIR/F3T361YHK6XBAIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/361Y/HK6XBAIR/F3T361YHK6XBAIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/361Y/HK6XBAIR/F3T361YHK6XBAIR.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput I've been working on this idea for a while. First, I was trying to make it out of wire, but the final product looked almost the same as my twisted ring. Since I already have a spin-off on that one, I didn't wan't to post a third ring with the same technique. So, it was forgotten. Until yesterday. I ...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:04:14 PDT
123D secret chamber knitting needles http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-secret-chamber-knitting-needles/
123D secret chamber knitting needles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/8COW/HK6XNC3Z/FM68COWHK6XNC3Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/8COW/HK6XNC3Z/FM68COWHK6XNC3Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/8COW/HK6XNC3Z/FM68COWHK6XNC3Z.SMALL.jpg emilyvanleemput This instructable shows how I made this 3D model of my own invention made with 123D design. The following text explains what it is and what you can use it for. I hope you like it! (This is the first time I used 123D design, so it is possible this instructable doesn't show the fastest way to create t...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:25:26 PDT
3D Printed Skateboard Wheels http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Skateboard-Wheels/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ6/HL34/HG85CQD9/FJ6HL34HG85CQD9.SMALL.jpg GorillazMiko Working [hard] at Instructables means I have access to a ton of equipment, such as laser cutters, water jets, and 3D printers. Recently, I've been intrigued by the fleet of 3D printers we have sitting in Pier 9. Knowing that I have access to the printers and materials, I asked myself a question that...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 12:19:23 PDT
3D Printed Speaker Enclosures (With Lights!) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Speaker-Enclosures-With-Lights/
3D Printed Speaker Enclosures (With Lights!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/D2WZ/HF23QJ7B/FA9D2WZHF23QJ7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/D2WZ/HF23QJ7B/FA9D2WZHF23QJ7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/D2WZ/HF23QJ7B/FA9D2WZHF23QJ7B.SMALL.jpg Evan Atherton This project was a demonstration of the potential of 3D printers to create high-fidelity, finished products. We wanted to create something that could only be created by means of additive manufacturing. The ultimate goal was to create a functional, consumer-ready piece that took advantage of the stre...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:45:02 PDT
Brain Cake http://www.instructables.com/id/Brain-Cake-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/N8QN/H8OJEZNY/FWUN8QNH8OJEZNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/N8QN/H8OJEZNY/FWUN8QNH8OJEZNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/N8QN/H8OJEZNY/FWUN8QNH8OJEZNY.SMALL.jpg Ricardial The process is quite simple. This is a double cake, filled, and I´ve used foundant icing to create the shape of a real brain. Then, just colorized with food color spray.   1- Start by creating two cakes, with circular shape. 2- Fill the cakes what each flavor you want. This will make the cake more r...
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:51:26 PDT
3D Drawings in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Drawings-in-Sketchbook-Pro-6/
3D Drawings in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/Y0UA/H7URGOKR/F6IY0UAH7URGOKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/Y0UA/H7URGOKR/F6IY0UAH7URGOKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/Y0UA/H7URGOKR/F6IY0UAH7URGOKR.SMALL.jpg Greasetattoo Hey Everybody, Happy Halloween! Well, it's been awhile since I've made a instructable. I seen the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro contest and thought I would enter my Halloween drawing. I did WIN my version 5 of Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on Instructables. I've been drawing 3D drawings for awhile now. I do...
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:16:23 PDT
Cardboard Statue of Liberty Bust using 123D Make http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Statue-of-Liberty-Bust-using-123D-Make/
Cardboard Statue of Liberty Bust using 123D Make - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/ASX8/H6MF46XC/FLBASX8H6MF46XC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/ASX8/H6MF46XC/FLBASX8H6MF46XC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/ASX8/H6MF46XC/FLBASX8H6MF46XC.SMALL.jpg Evan Atherton In this Instructable, I'll step through how to make a 7' tall statue of liberty bust out of cardboard using Autodesk's 123D Make. The inspiration for this project was the last scene from *SPOILER ALERT*  Planet of the Apes. Software used: Autodesk 123D Make: http://www.123dapp.com/make Autodesk 3ds...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 11:25:40 PDT
Implementing Manipulators in Competition Robotics http://www.instructables.com/id/Implementing-Manipulators-in-Competition-Robotics/
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Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:28:09 PDT
Introduction to Manipulators http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Manipulators/
Introduction to Manipulators - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FY1/Z9AC/H58NIP0L/FY1Z9ACH58NIP0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FY1/Z9AC/H58NIP0L/FY1Z9ACH58NIP0L.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FY1/Z9AC/H58NIP0L/FY1Z9ACH58NIP0L.SMALL.jpg FIRSTIntern Creating the right manipulator for a challenge is one of the hardest parts of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).  In my four years as a student, it was always my team's biggest failing point.  Though the game challenge in FRC changes from year to year, there are often tasks that are similar to on...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:09:47 PDT
How to create a Catch using the 123D Catch web app http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-Catch-using-the-123D-Catch-web-app/
How to create a Catch using the 123D Catch web app - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/U06F/H5035JJH/F7QU06FH5035JJH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/U06F/H5035JJH/F7QU06FH5035JJH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/U06F/H5035JJH/F7QU06FH5035JJH.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink In this instructable I'm going to walk you through creating a Catch using the 123D Catch web app. 123D Catch is a totally free piece of the software that turns photos into 3D models. It's available (as of right now) for PC, on iPad and also as a web app, which is what I use! To see what other peop...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:42:39 PDT
Adirondack Style Dining Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/Adirondack-Style-Dining-Chair/
Adirondack Style Dining Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/4VSH/H4AGJNEC/F214VSHH4AGJNEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/4VSH/H4AGJNEC/F214VSHH4AGJNEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/4VSH/H4AGJNEC/F214VSHH4AGJNEC.SMALL.jpg lmihelcic Here is my first woodworking Instructables.. Create sketch with SketchBook First step was to come up with idea for chair.. I used SketchBook to come up with the idea. I saved a screen shoot to use for the rest of my design. Autodesk ForceEffect to optimize the design I used Autodesk ...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:28:03 PDT
Make A Mutant Version Of Yourself or Family http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Mutant-Version-Of-Yourself-or-Family/
Make A Mutant Version Of Yourself or Family - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/RV9G/H231Z9NG/FS8RV9GH231Z9NG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/RV9G/H231Z9NG/FS8RV9GH231Z9NG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/RV9G/H231Z9NG/FS8RV9GH231Z9NG.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox After my first few attempts at making models using 123d catch I noticed that the models I got back were a little melted and deformed. This along with an episode of Fringe inspired me to  make a mutant version of myself. Using 123d catch, 3ds Max, and shapeways I hope to get a good final product. Ord...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 21:13:25 PDT
How to use stress analysis in Autodesk Inventor to test your parts. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-stress-analysis-in-Autodesk-Inventor-to/
How to use stress analysis in Autodesk Inventor to test your parts. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LJZP/H1JUITHO/F3ZLJZPH1JUITHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LJZP/H1JUITHO/F3ZLJZPH1JUITHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/LJZP/H1JUITHO/F3ZLJZPH1JUITHO.SMALL.jpg codyweston111 This is an intro to Autodesk Inventors stress analysis feature.  When making parts and assemblies it is extremely important to know where the critical stress and fail points are in your design.  The stress analysis feature removes the guesswork and over engineering in your design.   The two things ...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 14:01:06 PDT
Six Camera Face Scan Rig (using 123DCatch / Photofly for processing) http://www.instructables.com/id/Six-Camera-Face-Scan-Rig-using-123DCatch-Photof/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/TJAS/H15NE4O3/FHKTJASH15NE4O3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/TJAS/H15NE4O3/FHKTJASH15NE4O3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/TJAS/H15NE4O3/FHKTJASH15NE4O3.SMALL.jpg Tall-drinks I was recently asked to build "something fun" for a science museum event. Since I was already waist deep in the world of photogrammetry at work (the reconstruction of 3D data from photographs), I decided to build a camera rig for capturing the faces of the visitors (mostly kids). Now if you have ki...
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Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:43:35 PDT
Remixing physical objects using 123D Catch, Meshmixer and other tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Remixing-physical-objects-using-123D-Catch-Meshmi/
Remixing physical objects using 123D Catch, Meshmixer and other tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/OTJS/H1AH767P/FA1OTJSH1AH767P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/OTJS/H1AH767P/FA1OTJSH1AH767P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/OTJS/H1AH767P/FA1OTJSH1AH767P.SMALL.jpg gpvillamil In this instructable, I'll show you to scan a physical object using 123D Catch, remix and modify it using Meshmixer, and then print it using a 3D printer. In this case, I'm going to scan a rock, and add a human face to it. In a previous instructable, I described the process by which you can make a ...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:38:43 PDT
Making a 3D print of a real object using 123D Catch and Meshmixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-3D-print-of-a-real-object-using-123D-Catc/
Making a 3D print of a real object using 123D Catch and Meshmixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/QIU0/H1DRXS8Q/FWZQIU0H1DRXS8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/QIU0/H1DRXS8Q/FWZQIU0H1DRXS8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/QIU0/H1DRXS8Q/FWZQIU0H1DRXS8Q.SMALL.jpg gpvillamil Hi everyone! In this instructable, I'll be showing you (in some detail) how to a make a 3D printed copy of a real object, starting with capturing it with 123D Catch, refining it using Meshmixer, and then printing using a Makerbot (or any other 3D printer). You'll need: A camera (even a smartp...
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:04:09 PDT
Camera rig for 123D Catch http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-rig-for-123D-Catch/
Camera rig for 123D Catch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/W8VQ/H006AGOP/F6SW8VQH006AGOP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/W8VQ/H006AGOP/F6SW8VQH006AGOP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/W8VQ/H006AGOP/F6SW8VQH006AGOP.SMALL.jpg gpvillamil 123D Catch is a new application and service from Autodesk that turns a series of photographs into a 3D model of an object or space. The rig described here helps you structure the photos for best results. It lets you spin the camera around the object at a constant height and distance, while the obje...
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Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:47:33 PDT
Making MuscleTreads´┐Ż Water Bottle Massagers http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-MuscleTreadstm-Water-Bottle-Massagers/
Making MuscleTreads´┐Ż Water Bottle Massagers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/0NQJ/H12SVETW/FN70NQJH12SVETW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/0NQJ/H12SVETW/FN70NQJH12SVETW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/0NQJ/H12SVETW/FN70NQJH12SVETW.SMALL.jpg siraustin (This instructable is entered into the "Make It Real" contest, so please log in and vote by clicking on the "vote" button in the upper right.  Thanks!) This instructable will guide you through drawing a part in Autodesk 123D, having it 3D printed, making a mold of the part, and casting the part in ...
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 07:26:00 PDT
Paint or Plaster Mixer aka Stirrer - 3D AutoDesk Inventor 2012 files http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-or-Plaster-Mixer-aka-Stirrer-3D-AutoDesk-I/
Paint or Plaster Mixer aka Stirrer - 3D AutoDesk Inventor 2012 files - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/3YQ5/GYGFD023/FR23YQ5GYGFD023.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/3YQ5/GYGFD023/FR23YQ5GYGFD023.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/3YQ5/GYGFD023/FR23YQ5GYGFD023.SMALL.jpg TheITSystem In case you didn't see it. My Other Instructable Now you did. Well a good hello there again and wow, I'm glad that my project gathered a little steam, 3D printing is an engine and people coming together around projects that manage to actually take real world needs, formulate simple solutions to p...
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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:07:38 PST
Giant Papercraft Trojan Horse http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Papercraft-Trojan-Horse/
Giant Papercraft Trojan Horse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/02TB/GXUZIJEE/FBD02TBGXUZIJEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/02TB/GXUZIJEE/FBD02TBGXUZIJEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/02TB/GXUZIJEE/FBD02TBGXUZIJEE.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant In December 2011, the Instructables Team took to the streets of San Francisco, proudly wielding before them a 12-foot cardboard Trojan horse. Man, I love my job. Why did this happen? We had been invited to the Autodesk Christmas party just a few blocks away from our lab and we thought we sh...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:44:00 PST
Cardboard Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Desk-Lamp/
Cardboard Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/XPON/GXEZCJI3/FZAXPONGXEZCJI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/XPON/GXEZCJI3/FZAXPONGXEZCJI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/XPON/GXEZCJI3/FZAXPONGXEZCJI3.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant Cardboard might seem like an odd material for a desk lamp, but with a low-heat LED bulb this 15" lamp can shine all night in glorious maker style. It's light, it's sturdy and it's flat-pack. What's not to love? I originally designed this lamp to go on my own desk in the Instructables Lab, but due t...
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:55:39 PST
Hand Bowl http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Bowl/
Hand Bowl - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/LFEA/GXFXNFMM/F4DLFEAGXFXNFMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/LFEA/GXFXNFMM/F4DLFEAGXFXNFMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/LFEA/GXFXNFMM/F4DLFEAGXFXNFMM.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant Here's a small bowl I made from interlocking layers of birch plywood. I designed it using Poser, Blender and Autodesk 123D Make, then used a laser cutter to precisely cut all 40 of the pieces. The bowl stands at about a foot in height and, despite being very light, is sturdy and extremely well bala...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:47:32 PST
123D Fab! Cardboard Construction Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Fab-Cardboard-Construction-Kit/
123D Fab! Cardboard Construction Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/JFGQ/GX106U6F/FUYJFGQGX106U6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/JFGQ/GX106U6F/FUYJFGQGX106U6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/JFGQ/GX106U6F/FUYJFGQGX106U6F.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant This is the story of how I designed a cardboard construction kit and how a bunch of very clever people at Autodesk University 2011 used it to make things far cooler than I could ever have anticipated. I'll discuss the backstory of the construction kit, my thought process in designing it and what hap...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:41:21 PST
Fixing Power Tools With Robots (How To Use A RepRap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Power-Tools-With-Robots-How-To-Use-A-RepRa/
Fixing Power Tools With Robots (How To Use A RepRap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/XXXZ/GVZQ6GPL/FURXXXZGVZQ6GPL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/XXXZ/GVZQ6GPL/FURXXXZGVZQ6GPL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/XXXZ/GVZQ6GPL/FURXXXZGVZQ6GPL.SMALL.jpg JamesRPatrick Here's an example of the how a RepRap 3D printer can be used as a regular household utility, with the ability to fix many consumer products. In this case, the plastic tensioning bracket of a Craftsman 10in band saw had shattered due to excessive pressure. I was able to design and print out a replac...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 02:28:05 PST
3D printed drunkard stamp http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-drunkard-stamp/
3D printed drunkard stamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/LVGY/GUVTQWQ2/FA7LVGYGUVTQWQ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/LVGY/GUVTQWQ2/FA7LVGYGUVTQWQ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/LVGY/GUVTQWQ2/FA7LVGYGUVTQWQ2.SMALL.jpg PenfoldPlant This is a 3D printed plastic stamp with three interchangeable faces, designed to be kept behind the bar and used to leave helpful messages on the foreheads of passed-out drunkards. It was constructed in Autodesk 123D and printed using Ponoko. How does it work? Read on for a thrilling example scenar...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 19:37:35 PST
Autodesk Acquires Instructables: What It Means for Makers http://www.instructables.com/id/Autodesk-Acquires-Instructables-What-It-Means-for/
Autodesk Acquires Instructables: What It Means for Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/2MOO/GQYGKQVK/FA22MOOGQYGKQVK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/2MOO/GQYGKQVK/FA22MOOGQYGKQVK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/2MOO/GQYGKQVK/FA22MOOGQYGKQVK.SMALL.jpg pt This my article I just posted on MAKE "Autodesk Acquires Instructables: What It Means for Makers" The big news this week was “Autodesk Acquires Instructables.” It’s taken me a few days of really thinking about this for my column. Autodesk is jumping in to the biggest DIY community online — it’s a h...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 07:03:22 PDT