Instructables: exploring - technology - cad http://www.instructables.com Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:13:25 PST BLOX v1.01 Super Light Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Light-Quadcopter/
Super Light Quadcopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/7Q2H/I63EZAZE/FR17Q2HI63EZAZE.SMALL.jpg Joohansson The aim of this project is to maximize the flight time/ battery life of the very famous Hubsan X4 quad-copter. This will show how you build your own for very low cost, simple to build and fun to play with. The 3D print is 100% designed by me for use with spare parts from the Hubsan H107L model. It c...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:52:27 PST
Gearing up in TinkerCad http://www.instructables.com/id/Gearing-up-in-TinkerCad/
Gearing up in TinkerCad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/91XD/I5DSWUXN/FGM91XDI5DSWUXN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/91XD/I5DSWUXN/FGM91XDI5DSWUXN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/91XD/I5DSWUXN/FGM91XDI5DSWUXN.SMALL.jpg Ladycartoonist I like machines. I like how they work together, how they move, their ability to move and drive and push. I love them. So I wind up using them quite a bit in my art- both actual machines, and decorative machines. What says 'the glory of mankind's achievement in machinery' better than a gear?Not. Much...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:17:52 PST
How to Make a Unicycle in Solidworks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Unicycle-in-Solidworks/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:37:45 PST
3d printed mechanical hand http://www.instructables.com/id/d-printed-mechanical-hand/
3d printed mechanical hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SMALL.jpg Regan Leatch I made this hand from photos of a wooden one that was laser cut Making the hand First designed the hand in pieces on solid edge Assembling on cad Once I had designed the pieces i assembled them on solid edge. Printing Now I exported the pieces to makerbot and printed on a makerbot replicato...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:25:43 PST
How to create 3D model of mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-3D-model-of-mechanism/
How to create 3D model of mechanism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/BM3G/I50X79JE/FA0BM3GI50X79JE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/BM3G/I50X79JE/FA0BM3GI50X79JE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/BM3G/I50X79JE/FA0BM3GI50X79JE.SMALL.jpg revrekad It was never such easy to create mechanisms for hobby as it is now with 3D printers. But there is still a challenge to create 3D model of a mechanism. There are many free and commercial software products which can build 3D models - some of them robust but complex or expensive, other are free and eas...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:38:12 PST
Wireless 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-3D-Printing/
Wireless 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/HCK0/I4UNGDGK/F33HCK0I4UNGDGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/HCK0/I4UNGDGK/F33HCK0I4UNGDGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/HCK0/I4UNGDGK/F33HCK0I4UNGDGK.SMALL.jpg jradler Have you ever wanted to wirelessly 3d print, lively watch your prints. You can even stop start and upload new prints. A software called Octoprint allows this.About-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:08:59 PST
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Padded-Jewelry-Boxes/
CNC Padded Jewelry Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XDBL/I4SCON5Z/F8JXDBLI4SCON5Z.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker The frantic activity around the the holiday season (you would think that with a full 12 months notice it would be less so!) leaves very little time for making gifts. This year I managed to find the time and made jewelry boxes from wood boards. The boxes have an inlaid brass plate which are personall...
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:38:44 PST
How to CNC: In three steps! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-In-three-steps/
How to CNC: In three steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/14P0/I4SCFB9I/F9T14P0I4SCFB9I.SMALL.jpg rbates4 Getting started with CNC can be tricky, it's a powerful method to cut nearly anything, but knowing where to start and understanding the fundamentals can be overwhelming. I break each step down and show you how to complete a simple project from idea to final product.Tools needed:1) A PC: The core of ...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:40:44 PST
Yokai Mask From Big Hero 6 http://www.instructables.com/id/Yokai-Mask-From-Big-Hero-6/
Yokai Mask From Big Hero 6 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/JNHE/I4PHPKMZ/FFJJNHEI4PHPKMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/JNHE/I4PHPKMZ/FFJJNHEI4PHPKMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/JNHE/I4PHPKMZ/FFJJNHEI4PHPKMZ.SMALL.jpg whatco To make a part that is ready to print on a 3D printer, there are many different approaches. Most depend on what the final product is to be. For this Instructable I wanted to show some basic steps. I use an old version of SolidWorks that I've had for several years but there are quite a few different ...
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 02:09:19 PST
How to make a sprocket ... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-sprocket-/
How to make a sprocket ... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/6EBO/I4PHH3FO/FH36EBOI4PHH3FO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/6EBO/I4PHH3FO/FH36EBOI4PHH3FO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH3/6EBO/I4PHH3FO/FH36EBOI4PHH3FO.SMALL.jpg ujash patel make a note that in video i made a sprocket with random dimension ....you can make it as per your design ...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:41:56 PST
CNC Milled Reaction Diffusion Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milled-Reaction-Diffusion-Sculpture/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:08:38 PST
Polyscape http://www.instructables.com/id/Polyscape/
Polyscape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/75B2/I4J6UO5P/FZA75B2I4J6UO5P.SMALL.jpg Ypink I set off to design a kinetic sculpture titled Polyscape as a "floating island" made out of recycled polypropylene plastic, which is the same material used in making disposable plastic bottles and bags. I was interested in investigating the natural properties of recycled plastic as well as the injec...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:45:48 PST
3D Printed Folded Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Folded-Night-Light/
3D Printed Folded Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJQ/QYPT/I48HA0IV/FJQQYPTI48HA0IV.SMALL.jpg DayDream Unique Here is a fun 3D Printed Night Light you can fold and customize to create your own design.This is my first Instructable, I hope to add a bunch more soon!!MaterialsChoose your file you wish to use. I have (3) files attached to this Instructable: 3D Printed Folded Night Light Blank3D Printed Folded Ni...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 21:56:29 PST
Strata Bench / Design / Part 1 of 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Strata-Bench-Design-Part-1-of-3/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:42:40 PST
PCB Design Using EAGLE CAD http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Design-Using-EAGLE-CAD/
PCB Design Using EAGLE CAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/SWV9/I3S5LXMW/FR2SWV9I3S5LXMW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/SWV9/I3S5LXMW/FR2SWV9I3S5LXMW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/SWV9/I3S5LXMW/FR2SWV9I3S5LXMW.SMALL.jpg zentoolworks Introduction: The objective of this project is to show how to design and create Arduino shields for many different applications using CadSoft's EAGLE software. We can then either ship off the designs to a company to mill them out or upload the designs using PCB-Gcode into our table...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:40:40 PST
CNC Joinery: How to Create Finger Joints http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Joinery-How-to-Create-Finger-Joints/
CNC Joinery: How to Create Finger Joints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/BMT8/I3GX70KS/FL6BMT8I3GX70KS.SMALL.jpg RobotDictionary The purpose of this tutorial is to showcase a bit how a CNC machine process works from design to finished product. It is also a tutorial for more experienced users on how to create a finger joint. Material: 3/4" sheet stock MDO (Medium DensityOverlay) Machine: 3 axis greenBull CNC machineSoftware: ...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:12:19 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
Steerable Continuous Track Concept http://www.instructables.com/id/Steerable-Continuous-Track-Concept/
Steerable Continuous Track Concept - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FRBA/I3BH8IB6/FY8FRBAI3BH8IB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FRBA/I3BH8IB6/FY8FRBAI3BH8IB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/FRBA/I3BH8IB6/FY8FRBAI3BH8IB6.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs In this Instructable, we will go through my adventure of designing and modeling a steerable track/tread (as in tank track). I will try and cover as much of the modeling and simulation steps as possible, I will try to communicate all the important information in the text but there might be useful tip...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:31:22 PST
3d Print Modified Legos + k'nex http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-screw-connector-piece/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:28:06 PST
Creating 3D Models from Import Data http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-3D-Models-from-Import-Data/
Creating 3D Models from Import Data - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/4EQ0/I2XTRG3U/F9J4EQ0I2XTRG3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/4EQ0/I2XTRG3U/F9J4EQ0I2XTRG3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/4EQ0/I2XTRG3U/F9J4EQ0I2XTRG3U.SMALL.jpg lime3D ScenarioYou have been provided with a 3D IGES or STEP file. Importing this file into your CAD program creates a single part file, which cannot be modified. This 'dumb solid' works well as a package model, but you need to create an assembly, with separate, modifiable part files of each component.Sol...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:07:27 PST
3D printed cryptex (with files!) http://www.instructables.com/id/cryptext/
3D printed cryptex (with files!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SMALL.jpg stephensdrake I have seen many creative ways to make your flash drive stand out, but I wanted to do something original so I designed a cryptext using Solid Works to house a flash drive. Design a cryptext Use your preferred cad package to design a cryptext that fits together with the desired clearance between...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:33:40 PST
3D Printer Basics and Troubleshooting: FDM Printers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Basics-and-Troubleshooting-FDM-Printers/
3D Printer Basics and Troubleshooting: FDM Printers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/A1Q0/I2TR0B4J/F81A1Q0I2TR0B4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/A1Q0/I2TR0B4J/F81A1Q0I2TR0B4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/A1Q0/I2TR0B4J/F81A1Q0I2TR0B4J.SMALL.jpg Laserbird This Instructable is to help with understanding the basics of 3D Printing and how to troubleshoot the most common problems with FDM 3D printers. These images were taken from a slideshow that I created to help people with 3D printing.What is a 3D Printer?• A robot that can make 3D objects from electr...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:10:45 PST
3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-to-2D-to-3D-Fabrication-Techniques/
3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/4D6Q/I2XTRCFZ/FDF4D6QI2XTRCFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/4D6Q/I2XTRCFZ/FDF4D6QI2XTRCFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/4D6Q/I2XTRCFZ/FDF4D6QI2XTRCFZ.SMALL.jpg lime3D Three dimensional (3D) design is fantastic. I have been using three dimensional design CAD tools for over 25 years. (Even if I have a two dimensional project, I generally model it in a high-end three dimensional CAD tool.) You can probably tell from my instructables member name that I am a big fan!T...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:34:33 PST
Elegant Spinning Snowflake http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CAD-a-snowflake/
Elegant Spinning Snowflake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/DRKZ/I2AQVEVT/FWUDRKZI2AQVEVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/DRKZ/I2AQVEVT/FWUDRKZI2AQVEVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/DRKZ/I2AQVEVT/FWUDRKZI2AQVEVT.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield 'Tis the season for all things winter-y (despite it still being November), which means snowflakes, ornaments, and CAD. Here's a basic tutorial for how to CAD a symmetrical snowflake as well as some ways to personalize your snowflake for making 3D printed ornaments (you could also use the files to ma...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:15:17 PST
Tux the Penguin on sleigh ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Tux-the-Penguin-on-sleigh-ornament/
Tux the Penguin on sleigh ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/GV86/I2AQXPEB/F87GV86I2AQXPEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/GV86/I2AQXPEB/F87GV86I2AQXPEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/GV86/I2AQXPEB/F87GV86I2AQXPEB.SMALL.jpg chsin I created this primarily for the ornament design challenge and yes, I am American. Tools: I used SolidWorks to model everything. Pencil and paper were used for ideation. Images created using MS Paint. Logistics: The string or hook goes through that loop that connects the present's ribbon to the hat...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 03:11:13 PST
Star of Bliss http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Star-of-Bliss-Christmas-Ornament/
Star of Bliss - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RFXL/I3XTWHY9/F7URFXLI3XTWHY9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RFXL/I3XTWHY9/F7URFXLI3XTWHY9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/RFXL/I3XTWHY9/F7URFXLI3XTWHY9.SMALL.jpg Elroyo Meet my entry to the contest, the Star of Bliss. Much like the way it was created, through the mirroring and patterning of a simple line, the Star of Bliss signifies how a small act of kindness can transform and spread to create a wonderful final result. This embodies the spirit of the holidays; how...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:17:47 PST
Make a 123D Capture into an Inventor Solid Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-123D-Capture-into-an-Inventor-Solid-Model/
Make a 123D Capture into an Inventor Solid Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/2RKW/I0YFZSJA/FZT2RKWI0YFZSJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/2RKW/I0YFZSJA/FZT2RKWI0YFZSJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/2RKW/I0YFZSJA/FZT2RKWI0YFZSJA.SMALL.jpg xbremer This tutorial is to take 123D captures (or other meshes) and convert them to editable solids in Inventor using the following workflow:Autodesk 123DAutodesk MeshmixerNetfabbAutodesk Mesh EnablerAutodesk Inventor Take a 123D capture Grab Autodesk's 123D app to capture the geometry of whatever it is...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:32:29 PDT
Free 3D CAD modelling using DesignSpark Mechanical http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-3D-CAD-modelling-using-DesignSpark-Mechanical/
Free 3D CAD modelling using DesignSpark Mechanical - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/0NMS/I0FFELZ0/F4Y0NMSI0FFELZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/0NMS/I0FFELZ0/F4Y0NMSI0FFELZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/0NMS/I0FFELZ0/F4Y0NMSI0FFELZ0.SMALL.jpg kotoezh It's generally a good idea in DIY(and not only DIY) projects to model your future device in 3d before start actually making something. It can save your time and resources and give you certain insights on improvements of your initial idea. Not saying that to 3D print you just need to model it in some...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:48:13 PDT
Fast and cheap mechanism prototyping http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-and-cheap-mechanism-prototyping/
Fast and cheap mechanism prototyping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/7OFI/HZI8X57W/FUH7OFIHZI8X57W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/7OFI/HZI8X57W/FUH7OFIHZI8X57W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/7OFI/HZI8X57W/FUH7OFIHZI8X57W.SMALL.jpg olbroquet Mechanics assembly can be challenging when using parts from recycling. Depending on your sources, you don't have the right pulley or belt sets, interfacing to fine pitches gear often lead to disaster.I am one of those which want to achieve their goal with the best efficiency in the product, followin...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:38:44 PDT
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanners-Cosmonaut-Glove/
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft OverviewThis Instructable will detail how to use the Artec Eva and Spider 3D scanners. The scanners are capable of generating high quality 3D Scans and models. They work by projecting a pattern onto an object , while capturing the data in real-time through photos. Next, you use Artec Studios to run ...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:51:49 PDT
Make your first circuit with Eagle on the Othermill! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-first-circuit-with-Eagle-on-the-Othermil/
Make your first circuit with Eagle on the Othermill! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/9GYK/HYPNXHRY/FA59GYKHYPNXHRY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/9GYK/HYPNXHRY/FA59GYKHYPNXHRY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/9GYK/HYPNXHRY/FA59GYKHYPNXHRY.SMALL.jpg othermachine Ok, so you've got your Othermill, or you're using an Othermill at a makerspace, a friend's house, your school, or somewhere else. You want to make circuit boards! However, an obstacle remains between your ideas and cutting out those traces on the mill: learning Eagle. Eagle is a powerful piece of so...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:56:04 PDT
Create Tetrahedron From a Cube in Inventor http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-Tetrahedron-From-a-Cube-in-Inventor/
Create Tetrahedron From a Cube in Inventor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/0EYY/HW6I0855/FWI0EYYHW6I0855.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/0EYY/HW6I0855/FWI0EYYHW6I0855.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/0EYY/HW6I0855/FWI0EYYHW6I0855.SMALL.jpg weshoke One way to create a tetrahedron in a solid modeler is to cut it from a cube. A regular tetrahedron can be created by cutting along the diagonals of a cube as seen in the video. This instructable will first create a cube and then slice off its corners, leaving behind a regular tetrahedron. The bas...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:23:36 PDT
Designing iPhone Case for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-iPhone-Case-for-3D-Printing/
Designing iPhone Case for 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/U8PC/HVTWGX38/F4PU8PCHVTWGX38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/U8PC/HVTWGX38/F4PU8PCHVTWGX38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/U8PC/HVTWGX38/F4PU8PCHVTWGX38.SMALL.jpg newton.95.dan I made a tutorial on how to design a iPhone case in SolidWorks a few years ago so I wanted to make an update on it. I'll admit how terrible my old tutorial was so I have put together a new one that is more detailed and higher quality. The design I demonstrate is very simple and straight forward. ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 20:02:28 PDT
Cubecube: A Tangible CAD Interface. http://www.instructables.com/id/Cubecube-A-Tangible-CAD-Interface/
Cubecube: A Tangible CAD Interface. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/EG0L/HUU1LYWP/F5CEG0LHUU1LYWP.SMALL.jpg Bryan Cera Cubecube - an open-source hardware project - is a tangible, tactile interface for CAD (computer-aided design.) As open source design platforms continue to emerge, there is an opportunity to explore new possibilities in how we create. The Cubecube project aims to investigate the question: If there w...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:47:50 PDT
DIY 21" Cintiq(Intuos) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-21-CintiqIntuos/
DIY 21" Cintiq(Intuos) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/EWI6/HUU1L0PM/F44EWI6HUU1L0PM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/EWI6/HUU1L0PM/F44EWI6HUU1L0PM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/EWI6/HUU1L0PM/F44EWI6HUU1L0PM.SMALL.jpg SharinganSilos This Instructable will cover how to make your own DIY Cintiq made from a Wacom Intuos3 XL and a Dell 21" Monitor. It will also show how I integrated the finished tablet into a custom made digital drafting table(along with a few accessories.I am submitting this Instructable in the hopes that anyone w...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 22:29:38 PDT
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-export-an-Autodesk-Inventor-part-for-a-Shop/
How to export an Autodesk Inventor part for a ShopBot CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/A6DE/HUBJBT5U/FZHA6DEHUBJBT5U.SMALL.jpg trev25 In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how you can take your 2D part, designed in Autodesk Inventor, and export it for use with a CNC router. The first time I tried to do this I kept running into issues. There are a couple of tricks that you need to do to export your part correctly so that ...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:39 PDT
Google Sketchup Sandbox Plugin http://www.instructables.com/id/Google-Sketchup-Sandbox-Plugin/
Google Sketchup Sandbox Plugin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/GSKC/HTNO6VN8/FP1GSKCHTNO6VN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/GSKC/HTNO6VN8/FP1GSKCHTNO6VN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/GSKC/HTNO6VN8/FP1GSKCHTNO6VN8.SMALL.jpg DanielWaring I'll just quickly show how to activate your Sandbox Plugin for GS. This is a really neat little plugin that allows you to do a lot of extra stuff you never thought possible on a basic architecture program. It comes pre installed but needs activation. It will allow you to form contours for many thing...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 04:39:54 PDT
DELTA TWISTER: A DIY 3D PRINTER ANYONE CAN MAKE (FOR LESS THEN 400 BUCKS) http://www.instructables.com/id/Deltatwister-The-Diy-Sub-400-3d-Printer-made-with-/
DELTA TWISTER: A DIY 3D PRINTER ANYONE CAN MAKE (FOR LESS THEN 400 BUCKS) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/G4DW/HSNFZ5GF/FU4G4DWHSNFZ5GF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/G4DW/HSNFZ5GF/FU4G4DWHSNFZ5GF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/G4DW/HSNFZ5GF/FU4G4DWHSNFZ5GF.SMALL.jpg bpetno The 3d printer that i am about to show you how to build is not only one of the most affordable printers, but also is on of the most simplistic. Anyone can build the Deltatwister! You don't need any 3d printed parts or cnc machine to make this printer...Everything except the extruder can be made us...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:00:44 PDT
Simple tilt switch LED project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tilt-switch-LED-project/
Simple tilt switch LED project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/OEOV/HRKR1BPH/FXJOEOVHRKR1BPH.SMALL.jpg Borjesson A rather simple project featuring an LED turned on by a tilt switch. I got the idea from seeing similar instructables but i felt like i wanted to make my own improved version. Since valentines was coming up a decided to shape my project like a heart made of plexiglass and have it turn on/off dependi...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:41:42 PST
123D- Beginners first PCB for arduino SERVO/SENOR BOARD http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-DIY-Arduino-Sensor-board-PCB/
123D- Beginners first PCB for arduino SERVO/SENOR BOARD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/OH1R/HRI8V8OZ/FZMOH1RHRI8V8OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/OH1R/HRI8V8OZ/FZMOH1RHRI8V8OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/OH1R/HRI8V8OZ/FZMOH1RHRI8V8OZ.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Today I will be using 123D circuits for the first time and as a developing program I tried it for myself and here is a simple project wherein you can practice your pcb designing skills in a different environment. After guiding you through the ibles I will also teach you guys how to make the PCB bu...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:08:21 PST
How to create regular tetrahedron in 3d CAD http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-regular-tetrahedron-in-3d-CAD/
How to create regular tetrahedron in 3d CAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8I88/HQID09NI/FYZ8I88HQID09NI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8I88/HQID09NI/FYZ8I88HQID09NI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8I88/HQID09NI/FYZ8I88HQID09NI.SMALL.jpg Five Cell This series will follow several different attempts to create regular tetrahedrons, a 3 sided pyramid with all edges being equal length.  The first set of explorations will take place in Autodesk Inventor. The tetrahedron is a rather interesting case of a shape which can be rendered in a cad applica...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:05:27 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 make custom library parts for CadSoft EAGLE http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-custom-library-parts-for-CadSoft-EAGLE/
How to make custom library parts for CadSoft EAGLE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/4ZBA/HO7X29WJ/F6M4ZBAHO7X29WJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/4ZBA/HO7X29WJ/F6M4ZBAHO7X29WJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/4ZBA/HO7X29WJ/F6M4ZBAHO7X29WJ.SMALL.jpg cnkid Hello. In my first instructable I will show you how to make custom parts for EAGLE. It is rare that you will not find a part in the default libraries if you look hard enough, but it does happen. If you need to add a specific part that is not included in the default library than you will have to crea...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:51:46 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
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
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
3D Printable Pumpkin in Solidworks (Intermediate/Advanced level) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printable-Pumpkin-in-Solidworks-IntermediateAdv/
3D Printable Pumpkin in Solidworks (Intermediate/Advanced level) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/2ODS/HMVJPIFU/FZ22ODSHMVJPIFU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/2ODS/HMVJPIFU/FZ22ODSHMVJPIFU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/2ODS/HMVJPIFU/FZ22ODSHMVJPIFU.SMALL.jpg ralphzoontjens In this Instructable I will show you how to properly model a pumpkin in Solidworks that can be 3d printed. I am a professional product designer and will share some of my modeling techniques here. In creating the pumpkin’s shape, we will stay close to the anatomy of the pumpkin but we’re not aiming ...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 10:39:37 PDT
3D Printed Jack O' Lantern USB Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Jack-O-Lantern-USB-Stick/
3D Printed Jack O' Lantern USB Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/WCHQ/HMVJAZ2U/FEGWCHQHMVJAZ2U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/WCHQ/HMVJAZ2U/FEGWCHQHMVJAZ2U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/WCHQ/HMVJAZ2U/FEGWCHQHMVJAZ2U.SMALL.jpg Htz Here's my idea for a really cool festive 3D printed Jack O' Lantern with an LED light source that can be plugged into any USB and, can be made at home, with any suitable USB and bulb. I used Solidworks 2012 for this project. Starting You start off by making an egg shaped sphere. Give it a colour ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:22:37 PDT
Photo realistic Blender pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-realistic-Blender-pumpkin/
Photo realistic Blender pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/0682/HMVJB0OK/FRM0682HMVJB0OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/0682/HMVJB0OK/FRM0682HMVJB0OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/0682/HMVJB0OK/FRM0682HMVJB0OK.SMALL.jpg tbrasselle I am going to show you how I made this pumpkin scene in blender. Click the fist video to watch the animation and the second for a video of me making the scene. Start modeling the pumkin Start by adding a UV sphere with 100 segments and 36 rings. Press 7 and 5 to go to the top ortho. view. Nex...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:58:17 PDT