Instructables: exploring - technology - cad http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 May 2015 14:57:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Modeling Props for 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Modeling-Props-for-3D-Printing/
Modeling Props for 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/IIE7/IA3RFXNI/FQDIIE7IA3RFXNI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/IIE7/IA3RFXNI/FQDIIE7IA3RFXNI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/IIE7/IA3RFXNI/FQDIIE7IA3RFXNI.SMALL.jpg The Irish Cowboy This is going to be a brief overview of how I concept, design, and model semi functional props such as firearms. This Instructable will mainly focus on my Halo firearms but this method can be applied to nearly anything you wish to make! In this tutorial, we will follow the creation of my first major...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:38:52 PDT
Hindsight Camera Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Hindsight-Camera/
Hindsight Camera Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/X5RG/IA0WJN9W/FRWX5RGIA0WJN9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/X5RG/IA0WJN9W/FRWX5RGIA0WJN9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/X5RG/IA0WJN9W/FRWX5RGIA0WJN9W.SMALL.jpg english tea It sucks when you miss that incredible moment because you weren't recording! Until now, the only way to catch that amazing moment was to be very lucky or to record everything, all the time. This need lots of SD cards and a video editing pixie to spend hours trawling through your footage to find that...
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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/
Design Circuit Boards Using Photoshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/8M3K/I9TRBW0F/FX58M3KI9TRBW0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/8M3K/I9TRBW0F/FX58M3KI9TRBW0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/8M3K/I9TRBW0F/FX58M3KI9TRBW0F.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos The last step in building a new electronics project is to solder all the components onto a circuit board. You can use something as simple as a perf board or you can go all out and etch your own custom circuit board. Whatever you use, you need to figure out how the parts will be arranged on the board...
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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/
Design of Automata - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/2HDO/I9SOAG80/FXA2HDOI9SOAG80.SMALL.gif Arild Amland Modern automata are crank driven mechancial sculptures that show some sort of object in motion. The design of these machines can be very complex, and requires a lot of experience. However, by the help of computer design software it is possible to make the process much easier. Over the course of seve...
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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. If you like this, pl...
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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/
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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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...
By: stephensdrake

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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
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