Instructables: exploring - - autodesk http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:46:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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
RE: Pictures Using Bamboo and AutoDesk SketchBook (2011) http://www.instructables.com/id/RE-Pictures-Using-Bamboo-and-AutoDesk-SketchBook-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/55CX/HQQLLOAC/FOT55CXHQQLLOAC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/55CX/HQQLLOAC/FOT55CXHQQLLOAC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/55CX/HQQLLOAC/FOT55CXHQQLLOAC.SMALL.jpg dfunct Hello, I am currently drawing again. Yea! I got this Bamboo item from a store and use it to draw and have fun. I use some odd ideas to create and create more. Enjoy... Seth P.S. This is my second drawing w/ the SketchBook (using the Wacom Bamboo).
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:14:53 PST
Learn How Electricity Works (no programming) http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-How-Electricity-Works-no-programming/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/PPRO/HQEA2Y7Z/FBRPPROHQEA2Y7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/PPRO/HQEA2Y7Z/FBRPPROHQEA2Y7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/PPRO/HQEA2Y7Z/FBRPPROHQEA2Y7Z.SMALL.jpg AustinCrane In order to get acquainted with electricity we will look at how to connect some simple components. The 123D circuits app makes it easy to explore how to make simple circuits and experiment with electricity. _______________________________________________________________ 1. LEDS - LEDs are very simp...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:27:30 PST
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/
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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
How to Clean the Water Jet Abrasive Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-the-Water-Jet-Abrasive-Tube/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:35:22 PST
How to use VersaCAMM ROLAND http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-VersaCAMM-ROLAND-Pier-9/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:07:45 PST
Rubber Powered Power Boat "I made it at TechShop" http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubber-Powered-Power-Boat-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Rubber Powered Power Boat "I made it at TechShop" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/XR7T/HORHTGF8/FI1XR7THORHTGF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/XR7T/HORHTGF8/FI1XR7THORHTGF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/XR7T/HORHTGF8/FI1XR7THORHTGF8.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This is an Instructable on how to make a rubber powered windup power boat.  I have seen many wind up airplanes using a propeller.  I have seen a lot of variations on paddle boats including one I did for another instructable.  Paddle wheels lend themselves to be easily made since the paddle can just ...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:05:23 PST
Improve Your House Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Your-House-Design/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:42:08 PST
Building a radio control sailboat from laser cut parts. I made it at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-radio-control-sailboat-from-laser-cut-p/
Building a radio control sailboat from laser cut parts. I made it at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/562L/HQV6H8QM/FMZ562LHQV6H8QM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/562L/HQV6H8QM/FMZ562LHQV6H8QM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/562L/HQV6H8QM/FMZ562LHQV6H8QM.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This is a part 2, to the instructable I wrote about creating a radio control sailboat on Autodesk Inventor.  This will go through the steps of putting it together.   Part 1: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-draw-a-radio-control-sailboat-hull-to-make-/ We will be using a carbon fiber kite ro...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:10:36 PST
How to draw a radio control sailboat hull to make with laser cut wood on Autodesk Inventor. I made it at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-draw-a-radio-control-sailboat-hull-to-make-/
How to draw a radio control sailboat hull to make with laser cut wood on Autodesk Inventor. I made it at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/0K0P/HO22ZCJN/F7I0K0PHO22ZCJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/0K0P/HO22ZCJN/F7I0K0PHO22ZCJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/0K0P/HO22ZCJN/F7I0K0PHO22ZCJN.SMALL.jpg misailor28 The purpose of this instructable is to go through the process of how to create a 3D model of a boat hull that will be used to create a radio control sailboat.  This part will go through the process of creating the model in CAD so that the parts can be laser cut and assembled easily.   This was creat...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:33:40 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
Demon Halloween Designs http://www.instructables.com/id/Demon-Halloween-Designs/
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Fri, 1 Nov 2013 07:01:43 PDT
Monster Bunny Rabbit http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Bunny-Rabbit/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:19:58 PDT
Re-Design of My School's Cafateria + Tips and Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Design-of-My-Schools-Cafateria/
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:39:56 PDT
Design a Custom Model Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Custom-Model-Car/
Design a Custom Model Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SMALL.jpg nicalbert If you’re tired of the model car kits available in stores, why not design your own? Designing your own model car can be an exhilarating project that gives you control over the details of each piece, such as size, shape, and color. Designing toys is also a great way to get older kids excited about sc...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:07:01 PDT
Design a Custom Yo-Yo http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Custom-Yo-Yo/
Design a Custom Yo-Yo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IBZ0/HMVJDN1T/F62IBZ0HMVJDN1T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IBZ0/HMVJDN1T/F62IBZ0HMVJDN1T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/IBZ0/HMVJDN1T/F62IBZ0HMVJDN1T.SMALL.jpg nicalbert One of the most classic of all toys is the yo-yo, and what better way to spice up an old favorite than by designing your own? Designing toys is also a great way to get students excited about science and engineering, and it can encourage them to express creativity in new ways. (Note: Final product no...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:05:05 PDT
Design a Chocolate Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Chocolate-Mold/
Design a Chocolate Mold - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RFNH/HMVJDNQA/FS3RFNHHMVJDNQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RFNH/HMVJDNQA/FS3RFNHHMVJDNQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/RFNH/HMVJDNQA/FS3RFNHHMVJDNQA.SMALL.jpg nicalbert You’ve all heard of chocolate bunnies, and you’ve probably all eaten peanut butter cups—but have you ever tried to make your own chocolates? If you are interested in concocting professional-looking bonbons, you will need a mold—and what better way to put your stamp on homemade chocolates than to des...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:02:56 PDT
Design a Custom Model Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Custom-Model-Rocket/
Design a Custom Model Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EDEN/HMVJDNSY/FQ5EDENHMVJDNSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EDEN/HMVJDNSY/FQ5EDENHMVJDNSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/EDEN/HMVJDNSY/FQ5EDENHMVJDNSY.SMALL.jpg nicalbert Nearly every kid born after the advent of the space program has dreamt about becoming an astronaut (some more passionately than others). If space camp is out of reach, you might try designing your own custom model rocket for scaled-down space play. Designing toys is a great way to get students excit...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:00:35 PDT
Explore Biomimicry http://www.instructables.com/id/Explore-Biomimicry/
Explore Biomimicry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/MYQN/HMVJDO0J/FTCMYQNHMVJDO0J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/MYQN/HMVJDO0J/FTCMYQNHMVJDO0J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/MYQN/HMVJDO0J/FTCMYQNHMVJDO0J.SMALL.jpg nicalbert For centuries, nature has proven to be a bountiful source for ideas for designers and other innovators. Part of the genius of inventors is their ability to see the ways in which the technology of nature can be integrated into human creations. In this project, we’ll look to ducks as our inspiration, ...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:57:46 PDT
Making a Slide Whistle in 123D Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Slide-Whistle-in-123D-Design/
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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/
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:52:31 PDT
123d Universal Glasses Frames http://www.instructables.com/id/123d-Universal-Glasses-Frames/
123d Universal Glasses Frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/LBF5/HMMF80W0/F7NLBF5HMMF80W0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/LBF5/HMMF80W0/F7NLBF5HMMF80W0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/LBF5/HMMF80W0/F7NLBF5HMMF80W0.SMALL.gif TheDuderino Hey guys! I'm Nick, a 16 year old dude who has always thought the concept of 3d modelling and a computer being able to do that was awesome. I've been messing around with 3d animation, game making and etc. since middle school. 3d printing is the next level, combining CNC technology with extruders and...
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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 10:59:08 PDT
Umbrella Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Umbrella-Shield/
Umbrella Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/DTRV/HMMFB0FA/FA1DTRVHMMFB0FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/DTRV/HMMFB0FA/FA1DTRVHMMFB0FA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/DTRV/HMMFB0FA/FA1DTRVHMMFB0FA.SMALL.jpg zachari Alright, let’s get right to it. Regular umbrellas do not work… efficiently that is. We have all experienced this problem. You’re taking a stroll in the rain fully equipped with your handy dandy umbrella, yet you still somehow manage to get wet. Now that’s odd isn’t it? If rain is falling straight do...
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:35:20 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
Multi-Functional Toaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Functional-Toaster/
Multi-Functional Toaster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/DPQF/HMVJCSN7/FWEDPQFHMVJCSN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/DPQF/HMVJCSN7/FWEDPQFHMVJCSN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/DPQF/HMVJCSN7/FWEDPQFHMVJCSN7.SMALL.jpg zachari This unique-looking device is a Multi-Functional Toaster. This idea is a superb expression of the potential of the toaster. Not only does this toaster toast your bread but it spreads and distributes it as well. Never again will you have to make a mess spreading jam or risk burning yourself trying to...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 20:59:40 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 SmartPhone Microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-SmartPhone-Microscope/
123D SmartPhone Microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/9GL5/HLPS4ZYI/FAI9GL5HLPS4ZYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/9GL5/HLPS4ZYI/FAI9GL5HLPS4ZYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/9GL5/HLPS4ZYI/FAI9GL5HLPS4ZYI.SMALL.jpg AlexTech Have you ever been wanting to take a picture of something your looking at under your microscope but you just can't seem to get the lens matched up to the lens due to your shaky hands?         Well, with the phone microscope you can take all the pictures you want of magnified objects. In this instruc...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:12:32 PDT
Full scale Aperture Turret from Portal 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-shell-for-a-functional-full-size-Apertu/
Full scale Aperture Turret from Portal 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/5FIB/HLJUXJ05/F325FIBHLJUXJ05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/5FIB/HLJUXJ05/F325FIBHLJUXJ05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/5FIB/HLJUXJ05/F325FIBHLJUXJ05.SMALL.jpg Numbuh1 Note: If you have a question, please read through all of the "Notes" first. Note: I only have access to the student version of Autodesk Inventor on this computer at the moment, so that is what I will be using to demonstrate this process and write out the steps, but Since I  made it in 123D aswell, ...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:44:56 PDT
Autodesk Inventor - 3d threading across two shelled halves http://www.instructables.com/id/Autodesk-Inventor-3d-threading-across-two-shelled-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/8CZY/HKTZT2RW/FL68CZYHKTZT2RW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/8CZY/HKTZT2RW/FL68CZYHKTZT2RW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/8CZY/HKTZT2RW/FL68CZYHKTZT2RW.SMALL.jpg 6662666 This is a tutorial for how to model 3d threads split across two shelled halves that will align and print with the 3d printer.  I made a mockup of this thing just for a demonstration. It's not perfect and not meant to be. The model would be 3d printed or injection molded so it needs to be split into ...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:20:04 PDT
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Low-Cost-Canoe-Rack-for-Your-Truck/
Build Your Own Low Cost Pickup Truck Canoe Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBN/JJCF/HKPX4MGT/FBNJJCFHKPX4MGT.SMALL.jpg mazzmn It's prime canoeing weather and our Maker Space  "The Rabbit Hole" planned a canoe trip, awesome! Problem is, I had one canoe of our own, and a truck, but no canoe rack (and didn't want to drive all the way to the river with a 15 foot canoe hanging out the back). Commercially made racks for a pickup...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:02:47 PDT
3D PRINT 4 Fork robot arm ( FULL TUTORIAL ) http://www.instructables.com/id/3-PRINT-4-Fork-robot-arm-FULL-TUTORIAL-/
3D PRINT 4 Fork robot arm ( FULL TUTORIAL ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/XIEK/HKIT8MQC/FHOXIEKHKIT8MQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/XIEK/HKIT8MQC/FHOXIEKHKIT8MQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/XIEK/HKIT8MQC/FHOXIEKHKIT8MQC.SMALL.jpg Cworkshop this instructable will show you how to make 3d print robot arm with 4 forks to design it you need Autodesk 123D Desgin it is free app here link http://www.123dapp.com/design.  you can use Autodesk inventor or Auto CAD too but this instructable is for 123 design if you want to know how to use it here...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:51:09 PDT
iPhone 4 case with earphone winder in Autodesk 123D http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-iPhone-4-case-with-an-earphone-wind/
iPhone 4 case with earphone winder in Autodesk 123D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/N5BH/HKZAVG5L/FPPN5BHHKZAVG5L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/N5BH/HKZAVG5L/FPPN5BHHKZAVG5L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/N5BH/HKZAVG5L/FPPN5BHHKZAVG5L.SMALL.jpg mtf123 Somehow, whenever you put your earphones into your pocket, they manage to get themselves tangled. It is far too annoying to have to untie the knot they put themselves in every time you reach for them. With this Instructable, you can learn to make an iPhone 4 case in Autodesk 123D that can solve this...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:02:49 PDT
123d Design Earbud Holder Iphone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/123d-Design-Earbud-Holder-Iphone-Case/
123d Design Earbud Holder Iphone Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/UZY8/HKBG6YGN/F1LUZY8HKBG6YGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/UZY8/HKBG6YGN/F1LUZY8HKBG6YGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/UZY8/HKBG6YGN/F1LUZY8HKBG6YGN.SMALL.jpg Asamati98 Do you ever get a big tangled mess with your earbuds in your pocket? Or do you misplace them from time to time? Well this instructable will show you how to make an iphone case that has a built in earbud holder! The Back Start by placing the premade iphone model down and turn it upside down.Then y...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:03:27 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
Kitchen Ware Aids: Food Container Lock Locking Device. I Made It at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchener-Ware-Food-Container-Lock-I-Made-It-at/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/K7EL/HJKC7WIA/FNSK7ELHJKC7WIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/K7EL/HJKC7WIA/FNSK7ELHJKC7WIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/K7EL/HJKC7WIA/FNSK7ELHJKC7WIA.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:         A lot of people put their lunch boxes in office kitchen refrigerator when they come in the morning.  Why would one like to put a lock on their food container? Just like our travel luggages, we could keep them locked but we could not kept them from getting lost, stolen or broken i...
By: John_TS_DTW

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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:53:18 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
Electronics Aids: Scalable 3D Printed Wire Label. I Made It at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Aids-Scalable-3D-Printed-Wire-Label-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/OE59/HK1DEYDI/F7IOE59HK1DEYDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/OE59/HK1DEYDI/F7IOE59HK1DEYDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/OE59/HK1DEYDI/F7IOE59HK1DEYDI.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Project Goal:       To have fun making fancy scalable 3D printed wire labels   We could make one or a few CAD stl file  Then we could scale the part for larger ring size and/or longer length.  I printed 60% fill to make sure there is consistent and stable structural integrity while we try to scale i...
By: John_TS_DTW

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Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:03:14 PDT
Design a Custom Balance Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Custom-Balance-Bike/
Design a Custom Balance Bike - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/3RXI/HJGDL0GJ/FSV3RXIHJGDL0GJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/3RXI/HJGDL0GJ/FSV3RXIHJGDL0GJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/3RXI/HJGDL0GJ/FSV3RXIHJGDL0GJ.SMALL.jpg nicalbert A balance bike is a great way to teach kids balance and start them on their way to riding a “real” bike.  While benefits can include learning how to steer without having to pedal at the same time, the bikes themselves can cost upwards of $150. For the price of materials (less if you use recycled par...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:49:29 PDT
Assembly Tool: Laser Cut Wood Countersink Ring Removal Aid Tool. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembly-Tool-Laser-Cut-Wood-Countersink-Ring-Rem/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/FWVI/HJKBUQ6D/FPGFWVIHJKBUQ6D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/FWVI/HJKBUQ6D/FPGFWVIHJKBUQ6D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/FWVI/HJKBUQ6D/FPGFWVIHJKBUQ6D.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:     Pre-assembled laser cut parts are more and more popular in both hobby, prototyping and commercial DIY kits.  I love the T-slot a lot.  It is used in connecting flat parts into box form (see picture).   Another common design is using wood countersink ring.   It allows screws to get un...
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:02:33 PDT
Home and Office Improvement: Box Holding Brackets. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-and-Office-Improvement-Box-Holding-Brackets/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/21BC/HIWOUG0F/F0921BCHIWOUG0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/21BC/HIWOUG0F/F0921BCHIWOUG0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/21BC/HIWOUG0F/F0921BCHIWOUG0F.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:       At times, we might have need to hang a box on a dry wall or metal cabinet.  Or we simply need the bracket to rest against the wall.    How could we accomplish in a practical way? Goal:         Make a bracket that could use tiny nails (like the ones used for picture hooks).  Adapt ...
By: John_TS_DTW

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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 09:01:01 PDT
3D Printed Twisty Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Twisty-Bracelet/
3D Printed Twisty Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/X4D9/HINOELA8/FTGX4D9HINOELA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/X4D9/HINOELA8/FTGX4D9HINOELA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/X4D9/HINOELA8/FTGX4D9HINOELA8.SMALL.jpg LucasOchoa This was inspired by http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Spiral-Earrings/ the design closely follows a similar principle. The design provided easily slides onto most sizes of hands, but anyone can manipulate its dimensions easily in Makerware or GCode. It has a slight stretch to it, and fits ...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:50:14 PDT
Android GPS bracket. 2nd apps for suction cups. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-GPS-bracket-2nd-apps-for-suction-cups-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HR8J/HINOBMQE/FNWHR8JHINOBMQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HR8J/HINOBMQE/FNWHR8JHINOBMQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HR8J/HINOBMQE/FNWHR8JHINOBMQE.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Background:       Here are some current facts: A significant population still drive very old model year vehicles.  New vehicles with factory installed GPS continue to gain popularity.   Large Android phones are very popular these days.  Garmin GPS phones are great and you hear kudos from Garmin GPS ...
By: John_TS_DTW

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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:27:45 PDT