Instructables: exploring - - autodesk - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:23:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Wedding Cake Toppers, Seat Saver Name Plates, & Photo Booth Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Wedding-Cake-Toppers-Seat-Saver-Name-Plates-Photo-/
Wedding Cake Toppers, Seat Saver Name Plates, & Photo Booth Fun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/V6CE/IDUQS9JP/FW2V6CEIDUQS9JP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/V6CE/IDUQS9JP/FW2V6CEIDUQS9JP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/V6CE/IDUQS9JP/FW2V6CEIDUQS9JP.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: Create a 3D model from an image. This is also how you can easily create a Cake Topper, Photo Booth Goodies Such as mustaches, signs, glasses etc. Skip to the last step (Step 7) to see the easiest method, however it may not be sufficient for more complicated models.Also search Thingiverse ...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:23:45 PDT
Custom 3D Printed Rubber Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-3D-Printed-Rubber-Bands/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:15:52 PDT
3D Modeling Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-3D-Modeling/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:33:08 PDT
Make Your Own Custom Coin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Custom-Coin/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 01:01:33 PDT
3D Printed Sugar-Filled Paperweights http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Sugar-Filled-Paperweights/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:49:24 PDT
4" Seven Segment Display http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Seven-Segment-Display/
4" Seven Segment Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A seven segment display is a basic display which is made up of LED's arranged in a particular order to display numerical values. They are also able to display a lot of the alphabet but not with very good clarity. As the name implies, this display has 7 segments labelled A through G and labeling is d...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:17:56 PDT
Photo(s) to 3D model http://www.instructables.com/id/Photos-to-3D-model/
Photo(s) to 3D model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/TJRC/IBYX21P8/FGWTJRCIBYX21P8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/TJRC/IBYX21P8/FGWTJRCIBYX21P8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/TJRC/IBYX21P8/FGWTJRCIBYX21P8.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen This is a simple way to make a 3D model for you to print.The project includes a (optional) handy tool that you can print to help on the photo shoot.There is 70 pins on the wheel. Clockwise turn steps one pin and counter clockwise jumps 2 pins at a time.Program used to smash up the photos together is...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:50:26 PDT
Rotating 3D Model Capture Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-3D-Model-Capture-Stand/
Rotating 3D Model Capture Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AFGO/IA8N3KO9/FUWAFGOIA8N3KO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AFGO/IA8N3KO9/FUWAFGOIA8N3KO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/AFGO/IA8N3KO9/FUWAFGOIA8N3KO9.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls Autodesk's app 123D Catch let's you upload a series of pictures of objects to create a 3D Model of the object from those pictures. If you read through, the suggestions are to take a series of pictures around the object from a few different heights making sure to encircle the entire object. I figur...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 13:43:49 PDT
Modeling Props for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Modeling-Props-for-3D-Printing/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:38:52 PDT
Beginners Guide to Maya: Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Maya-Robots/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:00:34 PDT
CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-it-however-it-lays-adjusting-CAM-toolpaths-for/
CNC it however it lays: adjusting CAM toolpaths for skewed or hard-to-align stock. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/08HU/I9WYXPAP/FYG08HUI9WYXPAP.SMALL.jpg GordonKirkwood note: this instructable presumes familiarity with CNC machines and terminology, especially work coordinate systems. If you're not familiar, I suggest reading the extremely comprehensive "learning CNC the hard way" instructable.Wouldn't it be nice if you could just clamp down a part on the CNC mil...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 03:11:56 PDT
Design Your Home with Autodesk Homestyler http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Home-with-Autodesk-Homestyler/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 12:29:50 PDT
Turn a $3 childs toy into a work of art http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-3-childs-toy-into-a-work-of-art/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 14:57:49 PDT
MANIKIN HEAD http://www.instructables.com/id/MANIKIN-HEAD/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 13:42:51 PDT
Make 3D printable Voronoi Patterns with Autodesk® Meshmixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Voronoi-Pattern-with-Autodesk-Meshmixer/
Make 3D printable Voronoi Patterns with Autodesk® Meshmixer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/WGC4/I941BC0C/FOVWGC4I941BC0C.SMALL.jpg marshallpeck Voronoi patterns make interesting, organic looking models. Add a Voronoi pattern to any .STL or 3D model that will import into Autodesk Meshmixer by reducing polygons and applying the [Dual Edges] pattern. Read more about Voronoi diagrams on Wikipedia. Download Meshmixer for free here.*View All Step...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:33:04 PDT
How to make a 3D model from an image http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-3D-model-from-an-image/
How to make a 3D model from an image - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: Create a model from an image. This is also how you can easily create a cookie cutter, cake topper,etc. Skip to the last step to see the easiest way to create a cookie cutter.To learn how to master 3D Printing see more posts at:http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.comPlease leave your comments....
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:51 PDT
Download, edit and print your own parts from McMaster-Carr http://www.instructables.com/id/Download-Edit-And-Print-Your-Own-Parts-From-McMast/
Download, edit and print your own parts from McMaster-Carr - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/6C19/I59VYNZ5/FMM6C19I59VYNZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/6C19/I59VYNZ5/FMM6C19I59VYNZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/6C19/I59VYNZ5/FMM6C19I59VYNZ5.SMALL.jpg Ladycartoonist McMaster Carr is an amazing resource. It's well laid out, informative, comprehensive..but even better, they provide free 3D models for most of their parts. Not all, but many. If you have access to a 3D printer, you can print these parts yourself. Pretty cool, eh? Find your parts First, point you...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:41:06 PST
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Liminal-Mass-3D-Printed-Ceiling/
Liminal Mass: 3D Printed Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/K6VD/I55MV6FA/F3CK6VDI55MV6FA.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Liminal MassLiminal Mass is a graft within ceiling architecture in a coastal house: a long, narrow piece suspended within the a ceiling annex. Responsive to the environment, the surface’s reflective properties will change throughout the day, alternating between opacity and translucency. Lighting com...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:48:48 PST
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-Brain-on-Pier-9-CNC-Milled-Corian/
Your Brain on Pier 9: CNC Milled Corian - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/16UE/I4T1ZM1V/F7616UEI4T1ZM1V.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Towards the end of my residency at Autodesk / Instructables @ Pier 9 I got inspired to create a piece about the residency at the pier and how it affected me. If you haven't heard of the Artist-Rn-Residency Program at Pier 9, check out this video that summarizes what it's all about! When I started th...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:06:49 PST
Generative 3D Voronoi Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Generative-3D-Voronoi-Puzzle/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:04:18 PST
Print a Robot Pincer, from Software Installation - ordering a print. http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Pincer-from-Software-installation-printing/
Print a Robot Pincer, from Software Installation - ordering a print. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/4HY1/I36LGL3H/F5F4HY1I36LGL3H.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome So you want to get into making cool stuff with 3D printing but you don’t know how to start? Then hopefully this little tutorial will help you get going. If you just came for the STL files feel free, the link is below. Although I have used "TinkerCAD" in the past, I wanted something that had a bit ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:08:27 PST
Hang Art on a Staircase! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hang-Art-on-a-Staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:48:14 PST
Autodesk Pier 9 5-Axis DMS - How to Use the DMS Dust Collector http://www.instructables.com/id/DMS-Dust-Collector/
Autodesk Pier 9 5-Axis DMS - How to Use the DMS Dust Collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/C7LK/I2GJ2RY1/F80C7LKI2GJ2RY1.SMALL.jpg danvida Use the installed spindle dust collector whenever possible. This system prevents, and enthusiastically inhales, small airborne dust particles. It consists of two pneumatic spindle-mounted fiberglass intakes connected to the Woodshop dust collector. How it WorksTwo intakes pneumatically open and cl...
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:19:46 PST
GNK-USB Power Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/GNK-USB-Power-Droid/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:36:50 PDT
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Model-to-Mill-using-HSM-to-get-your-design-fr/
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Many of you reading this probably have access to and experience with some sort of 3D design software whether it’s professional or free. Out of those people, there are probably fewer who happen to have access to some sort of CNC machine (a ShopBot or other CNC router or mill). Of those, I’d be willi...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:17:06 PDT
Digital Fabrication : Bent Lamination Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Fabrication-Bent-Lamination-Mold/
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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/
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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/
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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/
Accelerometer Dice with 123D Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SMALL.jpg AutoRob This is the project that got Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass a little extra attention from the TSA on his way to MakerFaire Tokyo.  Here's an article about that... We made this as way to demo a few things you can do with our apps, 123D Circuits and 123D Design :  Design circuits.  Simulate the circuits on...
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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/
3D Printed Skateboard Wheels - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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/
Brain Cake - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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