Instructables: exploring - technology - cad http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:12:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 PCB's: Can I Get Rid Of That #^%$! Top Layer Trace? http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBs-Can-I-Get-Rid-Of-That-Top-Layer-Trace/
PCB's: Can I Get Rid Of That #^%$! Top Layer Trace? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/J311/IDCXNACU/FDZJ311IDCXNACU.SMALL.jpg Stoneshop So, you've designed a circuit, and turned it into a PCB design, following this Instructable. Looks good. Except for that single one irritating top-layer trace. It looks like you could run it between the legs of one of the transistors ... Unfortunately, the design rules that make it easy for you to ...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:16:43 PDT
Custom 3D Printed Rubber Bands http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-3D-Printed-Rubber-Bands/
Custom 3D Printed Rubber Bands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/B4MW/ID77OYQ4/FRMB4MWID77OYQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/B4MW/ID77OYQ4/FRMB4MWID77OYQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/B4MW/ID77OYQ4/FRMB4MWID77OYQ4.SMALL.jpg icecats Often when working on projects, I am forced to use a close match of a part instead of the right sized part for the job. The beautiful thing about 3D printing is the ability to customize an object to exactly how you need it. With some basic 3D modeling skills, you can create a part to your desired sp...
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:15:52 PDT
Custom 3D Printed Standoffs http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-3D-Printed-Standoffs/
Custom 3D Printed Standoffs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/WJUP/ICX7SZLR/FCHWJUPICX7SZLR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/WJUP/ICX7SZLR/FCHWJUPICX7SZLR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/WJUP/ICX7SZLR/FCHWJUPICX7SZLR.SMALL.jpg icecats Little bits of hardware are one of the hardest components to stock in your workshop. Standoffs are an excellent example of this. Standoffs come in a huge variety- they are customized in length, screw size, and outer diameter. It is always disappointing when you end up having to order something as in...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:45:00 PDT
Multi-Material 3D Printing: Dental Floss Pick http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Material-3D-Printing-Dental-Floss-Pick/
Multi-Material 3D Printing: Dental Floss Pick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SMALL.jpg icecats 3D printing is amazing in a wide variety of ways, but it does have some limits. What if you wanted to meld 3D printed plastic and an existing off-the-shelf material into one final object? This Instructable will attempt to stretch the limits of 3D printing by incorporating an everyday material i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:27:04 PDT
3D Printed Sugar-Filled Paperweights http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Sugar-Filled-Paperweights/
3D Printed Sugar-Filled Paperweights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/EGTG/ICHHONCK/FE1EGTGICHHONCK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/EGTG/ICHHONCK/FE1EGTGICHHONCK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/EGTG/ICHHONCK/FE1EGTGICHHONCK.SMALL.jpg icecats Tired of chasing after your loose papers? Don't want to use that eyesore of a paperweight that your coworkers gave you? Maybe it's time to create a custom 3D printed paperweight that will suit you. This Instructable will hopefully give you insight on some basic 3D modeling skills and offer a ne...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:49:24 PDT
3D Modeling Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-3D-Modeling/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:33:08 PDT
Vibrating Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibrating-Distance-Sensor/
Vibrating Distance Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/7NB3/IBDTM4V4/FE87NB3IBDTM4V4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/7NB3/IBDTM4V4/FE87NB3IBDTM4V4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/7NB3/IBDTM4V4/FE87NB3IBDTM4V4.SMALL.jpg 24Eng Imagine waking up next to a light sleeper and you have to get to the bathroom but you're in an pitch black hotel room. Even a flashlight will wake him or her up but you can't hold it for the next three hours when the alarm goes off. What if you could navigate a hotel room like a bat navigates a cave...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:50:18 PDT
Get off the couch, with Arduino, 3d printed enclosure and programmed with Embrio http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-off-the-couch-with-Arduino-3dprinted-enclosure/
Get off the couch, with Arduino, 3d printed enclosure and programmed with Embrio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/JRW1/IB8Q2F5H/FELJRW1IB8Q2F5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/JRW1/IB8Q2F5H/FELJRW1IB8Q2F5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/JRW1/IB8Q2F5H/FELJRW1IB8Q2F5H.SMALL.jpg blanius The basic Idea is to create something that can detect when my dogs get on the couch when I'm not there and "encourage them to get off". This is accomplished with A Passive Ifrared sensor, and making noises that the dogs don't like.I saw another similar project that used a child's toy but I wanted to...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:18:30 PDT
Fully 3D Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Circuit-Board/
Fully 3D Printed Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/QK53/IB4A3BEC/FU4QK53IB4A3BEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/QK53/IB4A3BEC/FU4QK53IB4A3BEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/QK53/IB4A3BEC/FU4QK53IB4A3BEC.SMALL.jpg nightscout01 When I first heard the name "Printed Circuit Board" I thought that there was a machine you could get that printed circuit boards. While such machinery does exist, it is reserved for use in large scale factories. The home-brew circuit board designer fabricates his or hers by designing it with softwar...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 21:15:40 PDT
Customizable 3D Printable Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Customizable-3D-Printable-Boxes/
Customizable 3D Printable Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XWG6/IAXRWIWK/FGGXWG6IAXRWIWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XWG6/IAXRWIWK/FGGXWG6IAXRWIWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/XWG6/IAXRWIWK/FGGXWG6IAXRWIWK.SMALL.jpg bobnik When my son and I first got our Printrbot Simple Metal, after assembly and a tedious calibration process, we emerged beaten down and enthusiastic, armed with hard-fought knowledge and a seriously optimized printer. We visited Yeggi and Thingiverse and looked for ever cooler models to try. We printed...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:04:37 PDT
5 tricks in Google SketchUp you might not know about http://www.instructables.com/id/5-tricks-in-Google-SketchUp-you-might-not-know-abo/
5 tricks in Google SketchUp you might not know about - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/HB58/IAEJR7YY/FC4HB58IAEJR7YY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/HB58/IAEJR7YY/FC4HB58IAEJR7YY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC4/HB58/IAEJR7YY/FC4HB58IAEJR7YY.SMALL.jpg my wookie this ones a bit short and simple, i was planing a cooler one but it took longer than i thought it would anyway if your a designer you probably already know these, but at the same time you might not Mouse tricks the keyboard shortcut for this is space bar and in case you wanted to know shift lets ...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 18:01:51 PDT
Using the Ruler Tool in Tinkercad http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Ruler-Tool-in-Tinkercad/
Using the Ruler Tool in Tinkercad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/3C1X/IA9H66DD/F773C1XIA9H66DD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/3C1X/IA9H66DD/F773C1XIA9H66DD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/3C1X/IA9H66DD/F773C1XIA9H66DD.SMALL.jpg kaitlyn1franz For those that may not know Tinkercad is a web based 3D modeling tool. I use Tinkercad almost exclusively for all of my 3D designs that I plan to 3D print. I say almost exclusively because I have uploaded some 2D outlines to extrude. I have made things such as, cookie cutters, robot platforms, robot...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 18:36:47 PDT
Modeling Props for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Modeling-Props-for-3D-Printing/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:38:52 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/Hindsight-Camera/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 13:09:43 PDT
Design Circuit Boards Using Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Circuit-Boards-Using-Photoshop/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:12:50 PDT
Making A Binford Tools Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Binford-Tools-Sign/
Making A Binford Tools Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/1UO1/I9SMSF0V/FNF1UO1I9SMSF0V.SMALL.jpg stangtime Making this sign was a blast. The software used was Inkscape and Jscut - both free programs! A snip of part of the Binford text was found online and brought into Inkscape. Once in Inkscape a bitmap trace was made. The smaller text was then added from the font selection within Inkscape. The desi...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 18:18:26 PDT
Design of Automata http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-of-Automata/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 10:16:21 PDT
3D printed chain http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-chain/
3D printed chain - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/JNKH/I9P1T8Q8/FSIJNKHI9P1T8Q8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/JNKH/I9P1T8Q8/FSIJNKHI9P1T8Q8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/JNKH/I9P1T8Q8/FSIJNKHI9P1T8Q8.SMALL.jpg Memade One easy way to make a chain in CAD (I used SketchUp) Start drawing the first link Draw lines Erase some surfaces and draw a circle Follow Me Push/Pull Make a copy Rotate Assemble Copy, assemble and fold for long chain Print and wear
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Fri, 15 May 2015 05:13:56 PDT
Transforming Tree 3D Printed Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Transforming-Tree-3D-Printed-Toy/
Transforming Tree 3D Printed Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/LTTM/I9B6GVF3/FUFLTTMI9B6GVF3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/LTTM/I9B6GVF3/FUFLTTMI9B6GVF3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/LTTM/I9B6GVF3/FUFLTTMI9B6GVF3.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus Twist one way and this toy turns shows a slow spiral pattern. Spin it the other way and you get a very different stairstepping pattern. It's all a matter of playing with angles of rotation. Thanks to parametric design and 3D printing it's a quick path from idea to reality. This project was in...
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Tue, 5 May 2015 09:20:53 PDT
Dual Polyhedra In Autodesk Inventor http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Polyhedra-In-Autodesk-Inventor/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 22:43:31 PDT
Building your first house in sketch up http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-first-house-in-sketch-up/
Building your first house in sketch up - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/GFXJ/I99R14C9/FIGGFXJI99R14C9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/GFXJ/I99R14C9/FIGGFXJI99R14C9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/GFXJ/I99R14C9/FIGGFXJI99R14C9.SMALL.jpg ttwartzok to create your floor plan use the line tool. The line tool can be selecteed by clicking the pencil on the left side of the toolbar or by clicking "L". Raise the walls in order to create the walls youre going to first click "F" to select the off set tool. Now click and drag the outside of your flo...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:09:56 PDT
How 3D Printing Works and How to 3D Print http://www.instructables.com/id/How-3D-Printing-Works-and-How-to-3D-Print/
How 3D Printing Works and How to 3D Print - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/PITO/I93F6VM6/FTKPITOI93F6VM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/PITO/I93F6VM6/FTKPITOI93F6VM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/PITO/I93F6VM6/FTKPITOI93F6VM6.SMALL.jpg jdude6098 I'll make sure to explain this using the most technical words that I can. Enjoy :) Overview Yeah, that's a boring title, but it gets to the point. 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a process where a material is melted in a way that it can be deposited in a controlled manner. Then, the ma...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:31:38 PDT
CAD model a tire in SolidWorks http://www.instructables.com/id/CAD-model-a-tire-in-SolidWorks/
CAD model a tire in SolidWorks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/GH2I/I8OH3AGR/FTOGH2II8OH3AGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/GH2I/I8OH3AGR/FTOGH2II8OH3AGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/GH2I/I8OH3AGR/FTOGH2II8OH3AGR.SMALL.jpg isaac_alaska Lately, I've been making extensive use of Solidworks to model a whole bunch of parts for RC cars. During the course of writing an Instructable about 3D-printing your own tracks I had the idea that it might be very beneficial for some people to show how I model some of the parts. In this instru...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:48:06 PDT
San Diego Model Railroad Museum Centennial Railway Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/San-Diego-Model-Railroad-Museum-Centennial-Railway/
San Diego Model Railroad Museum Centennial Railway Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/5XD1/I88LNE5T/FHZ5XD1I88LNE5T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/5XD1/I88LNE5T/FHZ5XD1I88LNE5T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/5XD1/I88LNE5T/FHZ5XD1I88LNE5T.SMALL.jpg Claydiz In this Instructable I will explain how I modeled the buttress for the California Tower which is home to the Museum of Man. That being said I will also include a lot of images that demonstrate how I used this method for modeling this entire project. This method can be adapted to any CAD that allows ...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:15:49 PDT
Raspberry Pi Case Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Case-Fan/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:17:22 PDT
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-stl2gcode-to-Automatically-Generate-G-Code-f/
Using stl2gcode to Automatically Generate G-Code from STL Files - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/DH3H/I74LAOEA/FKCDH3HI74LAOEA.SMALL.jpg edslatt Potential of Vertical Milling Machines with Straight End MillsIt is often possible to arrive at sophisticated designs using only a vertical milling machine with straight end mills. Several light duty bench top vertical milling machines have reached the market in the past few years but some CAM soft...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:33:13 PDT
Super Light Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Light-Quadcopter/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
CNC Milled Reaction Diffusion Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/T7WO/I4LKII0X/FJUT7WOI4LKII0X.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali In this instructable, I'll be show you how to mill out the reaction diffusion sculpture shown above. Motivation: One of my goals during my residency at Pier 9 was to go larger and get more physical. I want people to be able to touch the generative forms I've been making & exploring with code. Furthe...
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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
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
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
TRAIN USB MEMORY ver.2 http://www.instructables.com/id/TRAIN-USB-MEMORY-ver2/
TRAIN USB MEMORY ver.2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/H320/I26N2WGV/FZ2H320I26N2WGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/H320/I26N2WGV/FZ2H320I26N2WGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/H320/I26N2WGV/FZ2H320I26N2WGV.SMALL.jpg CAD鉄 - 3Dプリンターで鉄道模型 TRAIN USB MEMORY vol.2Featuring London Underground 1973 stocksI edited from original N scale(148:1) model trains data into shorty USB trains.Made with 3D printer ( makerbot replicator 2x)Designed with Autodesk123D Design
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 05:19:14 PST