Instructables: exploring - - autodesk http://www.instructables.com Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:56:54 PST BLOX v1.01 AutoDesk Inventor Sheet Metal EX2 Coolant Basin http://www.instructables.com/id/AutoDesk-Inventor-Sheet-Metal-EX2-Coolant-Basin/
AutoDesk Inventor Sheet Metal EX2 Coolant Basin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/AG7C/I5TI3DVO/FKRAG7CI5TI3DVO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/AG7C/I5TI3DVO/FKRAG7CI5TI3DVO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/AG7C/I5TI3DVO/FKRAG7CI5TI3DVO.SMALL.jpg JeremyBraithwaite This exercise will introduce you to AutoDesk Inventors Basic Sheet Metal tools such as; Face, Flange and Custom Corners. Create a 2D Sketch on the XZ Plane Create a new 2D Sketch on the XZ Plane. Create the fully constrained 2D geometry using the dimensions given in the figure and appropriate G...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 10:24:57 PST
Pier 9 CNC Shop Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-CNC-Shop-Introduction/
Pier 9 CNC Shop Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/T8WM/I5THU7LE/FOST8WMI5THU7LE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/T8WM/I5THU7LE/FOST8WMI5THU7LE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/T8WM/I5THU7LE/FOST8WMI5THU7LE.SMALL.jpg danvida Welcome to the Pier 9 CNC Shop! This shop will be a great resource for you and this Instructable will show you how to successfully use it.Welcome and I look forward to working with you! CAM Software for Haas CNC Mill cam.autodesk.com is your resource center for Autodesk CAM softwareTwo options:...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 10:15:28 PST
3D Design: Autodesk Software Overview http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Design-Autodesk-Software-Overview/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:04:47 PST
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
Wireless 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-3D-Printing/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:08:59 PST
Design and Print a Bespoke Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-Print-a-Bespoke-Charging-Station/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:57:44 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/
Generative 3D Voronoi Puzzles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BC3W/I4J7DR0V/FD3BC3WI4J7DR0V.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Last year, I became interested in voronoi patterns. These patterns are found in nature (ex., soap bubbles, butterfly wings, giraffe spots, etc). In addition, these patterns are applied in economics, math, and computational geometry as well. They are referred to as a "Voronoi Diagram". Other ...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 19:04:18 PST
Teach Your Child 3D Modeling http://www.instructables.com/id/Teach-Your-Child-3D-Modeling/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:14:51 PST
Arduino Based Hula Dancer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Hula-Dancer/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:23:20 PST
3D design tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-design-tutorial/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:28:15 PST
Getting Started with Autodesk Fusion 360 http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-Autodesk-Fusion-360-361/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 23:00:24 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
Digital You #1: Create a 3D You in Under an Hour! http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-You-1-Create-a-3D-You-in-Under-an-Hour/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:15:16 PST
3d Model Winter Mario http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-Mario-An-original-take-off-sculpting-mario/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:00:31 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
Easy 3D Printing from Fusion360 to Type A Machines Series 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3D-Printing-from-Fusion360-to-Type-A-Machines/
Easy 3D Printing from Fusion360 to Type A Machines Series 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/7252/I24M1IJM/F4G7252I24M1IJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/7252/I24M1IJM/F4G7252I24M1IJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/7252/I24M1IJM/F4G7252I24M1IJM.SMALL.gif smithallen_studio We use 3D printing every day in our studio, from prototyping, to formal exploration, to end use products it's really our go to for formalizing our ideas. As early adopters we've had to put up with a lot of trial and error and disconnections in the printing process. One of the major things we've fo...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:11:42 PST
New Hampshire Christmas Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Hampshire-Christmas-Ornament/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:53:48 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
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
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
Fusion360 : Snapping a T-spline Form to 3D Mesh http://www.instructables.com/id/Fusion360-Snapping-a-T-spline-Form-to-3D-Mesh/
Fusion360 : Snapping a T-spline Form to 3D Mesh - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/JCAL/I12KGFRL/FQXJCALI12KGFRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/JCAL/I12KGFRL/FQXJCALI12KGFRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/JCAL/I12KGFRL/FQXJCALI12KGFRL.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft Trying to edit meshes in solid modeling software has been the bane of my 3D Modeling experiences. Luckily, these days there are a few options to make our lives easier! Like this sweet Instructable on how to edit them in Inventor! This Instructable will teach you how to import meshes into Fusion 360 ...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 22:30:16 PDT
How to drink Coffee in the Pier 9 Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Safe-Coffee-Adapter-Part-1-Rapid-Prototyping/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:20:09 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
Cribbage Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Cribage-Board/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:29:38 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
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
Autodesk Inventor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Autodesk-Inventor-Tutorial/
Autodesk Inventor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/ZH3C/HYR3HCNV/FSJZH3CHYR3HCNV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/ZH3C/HYR3HCNV/FSJZH3CHYR3HCNV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/ZH3C/HYR3HCNV/FSJZH3CHYR3HCNV.SMALL.jpg enelson8 Hello! This instructable is on how to use the most basic functions in Autodesk Inventor. While the version I use (2013) is one year behind, all of the functions work and basically look the same. In this tutorial I will go through sketching, modification and how to export your design. I will be enter...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:53:09 PDT
123D Make & ArtCAM Express - JigsawCar http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Make-ArtCAM-Express-JigsawCar/
123D Make & ArtCAM Express - JigsawCar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/0SKC/HYPNUXX7/FE10SKCHYPNUXX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/0SKC/HYPNUXX7/FE10SKCHYPNUXX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/0SKC/HYPNUXX7/FE10SKCHYPNUXX7.SMALL.jpg ArtCAM How to make a 3d jigsaw in ArtCAM Express using 123D make.Things you will need· Autodesk 123D Make· ArtCAM Express · CNC machine· Block of wood Making the flat pack car Designing the model 1. Open Autodesk 123D Make and import a CAD model (The car example shape used here)....
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:27:00 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
The Artist in Residence Experience: My Introduction to the 21st Century http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Artist-in-Residence-Experience-My-Introduction/
The Artist in Residence Experience: My Introduction to the 21st Century - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/SLDE/HXA9RN83/FXYSLDEHXA9RN83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/SLDE/HXA9RN83/FXYSLDEHXA9RN83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/SLDE/HXA9RN83/FXYSLDEHXA9RN83.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh As an artist who creates dimensional wall installations, I had a solid foundation in traditional methods of sculpture - mold making, casting, welding, woodworking, etc - but I had done very little designing with software, and I had definitely not used computer aided machines to execute any of my ide...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:44:19 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
How to make a Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Dark-Sensor-2/
How to make a Dark Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/TOLS/HWMXGM1E/FJGTOLSHWMXGM1E.SMALL.jpg eaglerobot Hello everyone . This is my frist instructable on this site ..This idea came in my mind when i was reading of automatic street light . Here i have show an easy way to make a dark senensor it sence dark and then a light will glow automaticly . It is also helpfull in making of LFR-line following rob...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:40:18 PDT
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer : Pier 9 User Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-VersaCAMM-ROLAND-Pier-9/
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer : Pier 9 User Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/X90P/I5NS3DTG/FNKX90PI5NS3DTG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/X90P/I5NS3DTG/FNKX90PI5NS3DTG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/X90P/I5NS3DTG/FNKX90PI5NS3DTG.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft The Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer is a high quality vinyl printer with a scoring knife. It can print on many different materials to create large format posters, labels, stickers, car decals, window stickers, signs, banners, and much more.Requirements for using this machine at Pier 9: Take Gener...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 19:06:49 PDT
Reuse: Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Ultrasonic-Jewelry-Cleaner-I-Made-it-at-Tech/
Reuse: Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:       To reuse discarded electronic toothbrush. Design Requirement:       * Do not create the cup.  Use existing cup.       * The cup need to be light so it would not take a lot of force to vibrate the water in it.       * There connection of the gadget to the cup need to be strong.  This way...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:23:42 PDT
UPDATED: How To Use Mocap Files In Maya, BVH or FBX http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-Mocap-Files-In-Maya-BVH-or-FBX/
UPDATED: How To Use Mocap Files In Maya, BVH or FBX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/C7FP/HUDEP2VK/FEZC7FPHUDEP2VK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/C7FP/HUDEP2VK/FEZC7FPHUDEP2VK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/C7FP/HUDEP2VK/FEZC7FPHUDEP2VK.SMALL.jpg mykiscool For those with an FBX file, skip to the next step.This tutorial is made for Maya 2013, but I believe it should work in 2010-2015.Good resource for open source mocap data: Original Files Converted to BVHSince many users were having difficulty using the fbx converter from Autodesk, I've found anoth...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:15:51 PDT
3D Printed Hinges. I Made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Hinges-I-Made-it-at-TechShop/
3D Printed Hinges. I Made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0B/KR9N/HUBWNFBB/F0BKR9NHUBWNFBB.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:     To create 3D printed hinges.    Procedure:     Use Autodesk Fusion or Inventor to create surfaces in a vertical plane.  Create a 2D surface for each object. Extrude the 5mm diameter pin to the left.  Create top and bottom jaws and extrude 12mm to the right.   Create 11mm square surface an...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:41:53 PDT
Create Box with Finger Joints. Slider or Swing Top. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Box-with-Finger-Joint-Slider-or-Swing-Top-I/
Create Box with Finger Joints. Slider or Swing Top. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0GW4/HUBJO1T4/F7K0GW4HUBJO1T4.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:     I always wanted to make my own Laser Cut Finger Joint Box and finally I got to try one. Goal:     To show the process of make a box using finger joints.     To share lesson learned. Procedure:      Decide on the side of the box.      Decide what material to use.  Most popular are p...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:17:30 PDT
Electronic Kitchen Funnel. Pour Powder, Coffee Creamer, Coffee and Flour. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Electronic-Funnel-for-Refilling-Coffee-Cream/
Electronic Kitchen Funnel. Pour Powder, Coffee Creamer, Coffee and Flour. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5VEJ/HUFW2NZ6/F4C5VEJHUFW2NZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5VEJ/HUFW2NZ6/F4C5VEJHUFW2NZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5VEJ/HUFW2NZ6/F4C5VEJHUFW2NZ6.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:      Oftentimes, we have old gadgets that we retired that could be used to make new gadgets that would be useful to solve some problem(s).   It would be fun to do such project.      One gadget is an old electronic toothbrush.  One problem is filling an old coffee creamer can using funnel...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:31:47 PDT
Laser Cut Coffee Cup / Flower Pot Holder. I Made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Coffee-Cup-Flower-Pot-Holder-I-Made-it-a/
Laser Cut Coffee Cup / Flower Pot Holder. I Made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HH74/HU77P6M5/FTHHH74HU77P6M5.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:      To create Hexagon Coffee Cup or Flower Pot Holder.     To practice use of Corel Draw. Procedure:      * In Corel Draw, create a Polygon. The default was a Pentagon.  Change to 6 sides to create a Hexagon.      * Use measuring tool and measure opposites two times.        * Scale vertical...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:32:40 PDT
Instrument Panel Mod for GPS PDA Holder. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Instrument-Panel-Mod-for-GPS-PDA-Holder-I-Made-it-/
Instrument Panel Mod for GPS PDA Holder. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/QM6E/HU5X00WL/FTRQM6EHU5X00WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/QM6E/HU5X00WL/FTRQM6EHU5X00WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/QM6E/HU5X00WL/FTRQM6EHU5X00WL.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Problems:     * Screens of GPS PDA hanging on windshield could be hard to reach.       * The glare also make it hard to read.     *  Increasing the brightness to counter the sun glare is too stressful to device battery.     * At night, the brightness of the screen could be a annoying to the driver. ...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:49 PDT
Cheap Way To Scan 3D Objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Way-To-Scan-3D-Objects/
Cheap Way To Scan 3D Objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/JB0U/HU1JUOQE/FEDJB0UHU1JUOQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/JB0U/HU1JUOQE/FEDJB0UHU1JUOQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/JB0U/HU1JUOQE/FEDJB0UHU1JUOQE.SMALL.jpg RecyclePlastic2 Are you not able to afford a 3D scanner? Do you wish you can scan an image with just a phone, so you can make a 3D image out of it? Do you want to make a duplicate of an item that you want to scan? Then There is an awesome program called 123D that allows you to make images into 3D models! Take Pi...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:14:41 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
Autodesk Inventor 2014 How to Use Projected Geometry and Work Planes http://www.instructables.com/id/Autodesk-Inventor-2014-How-to-Use-Projected-Geomet/
Autodesk Inventor 2014 How to Use Projected Geometry and Work Planes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/1XSR/HSG80MGZ/FRQ1XSRHSG80MGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/1XSR/HSG80MGZ/FRQ1XSRHSG80MGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRQ/1XSR/HSG80MGZ/FRQ1XSRHSG80MGZ.SMALL.jpg mstender In this tutorial, the uses and functions of some of Autodesk’s features like projected geometry and work planes will be explained. In this tutorial you will go over: 1. The strategies for planning your sketch. 2. How features like projected geometry and work planes can be used in your sketches. ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:47:05 PST
Use Android or iPhone Pictures to create 3D Object with Autodesk Catch. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Android-or-iPhone-Pictures-to-create-3D-Object/
Use Android or iPhone Pictures to create 3D Object with Autodesk Catch. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/7WEE/HSJAP3UL/FHH7WEEHSJAP3UL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/7WEE/HSJAP3UL/FHH7WEEHSJAP3UL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/7WEE/HSJAP3UL/FHH7WEEHSJAP3UL.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:     To learn how to create 3D Imaging using the newly released 3D Imaging using Autodesk Catch.  To share lessonw learned and tips. Procedure:      Take pictures around the object.  Hold the camera close to your body to provide stability.  Walk around the object and keep taking pictures, Auto...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 04:19:36 PST
Choosing a 3D modeling software for 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Which-3D-software-should-I-learn-for-3D-printing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/L6CD/HQS4WB9I/FC5L6CDHQS4WB9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/L6CD/HQS4WB9I/FC5L6CDHQS4WB9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC5/L6CD/HQS4WB9I/FC5L6CDHQS4WB9I.SMALL.jpg gillespinault At our MakerSpace, I am often asked for advice about what should someone use in order to create 3D objects for 3D printing. There is not just one single answer because it depends on a few parameters so I made a little decision chart: http://www.gliffy.com/go/publish/5271448 Here are some general co...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:59:18 PST