Instructables: exploring - technology - cad http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:54:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cuerpos de Hanoi-Arte, Español y Matemáticas (CHMD-DM1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cuerpos-De-Hanoi-Arte-Español-Y-Matemáticas-CHMD-D/
Cuerpos de Hanoi-Arte, Español y Matemáticas (CHMD-DM1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0SNQ/IN7GKGH9/FRW0SNQIN7GKGH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0SNQ/IN7GKGH9/FRW0SNQIN7GKGH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/0SNQ/IN7GKGH9/FRW0SNQIN7GKGH9.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 "Cuerpos de Hanoi" es una dinámica makers creada para las clases de Matemáticas, Arte y Español.La dinámica busca integrar los contenidos de aprendizaje siguientes: Español Elaboración de un fotoreportaje Texto CientíficoMatemáticas Introducción a la teoría de algoritmos. Algoritmos sencillosArt...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 12:27:02 PDT
Drill Precise Holes for Mounting Electronics Controls and Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Drill-Precise-Holes-for-Mounting-Electronics-Contr/
Drill Precise Holes for Mounting Electronics Controls and Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/YXZ1/IMP4TZVX/F89YXZ1IMP4TZVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/YXZ1/IMP4TZVX/F89YXZ1IMP4TZVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/YXZ1/IMP4TZVX/F89YXZ1IMP4TZVX.SMALL.jpg haslettj I've been building an Arduino project. I built myself a control board, with some buttons and a rotary encoder. I have an LCD display. As I added more elements to the project, these two boards kept getting in the way. They were flopping around my desk. I needed a way to contain them. So, I moun...
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Wed, 6 Apr 2016 13:32:13 PDT
Turtle Flashlight Deodorizer in Fusion 360 http://www.instructables.com/id/Turtle-Flashlight-Deodorizer-in-Fusion-360/
Turtle Flashlight Deodorizer in Fusion 360 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/RD6G/IMM98I45/F2ORD6GIMM98I45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/RD6G/IMM98I45/F2ORD6GIMM98I45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/RD6G/IMM98I45/F2ORD6GIMM98I45.SMALL.jpg flyingpuppy Thanks to the good folks at The High Desert Maker Mill, I recently learned how to use Fusion 360 to make this tiny turtle flashlight that doubles as a car deodorizer. In this Instructable, you will get a free file download for 3D-printing this turtle, and I will show how to design the shell in Fusio...
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Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:24:40 PDT
3D Powder Print Finishing with Zap CA http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Powder-Print-Finishing-With-Zap-CA/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:57:38 PDT
Create a Mesh Pattern & Lightweight 3D Prints http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Mesh-Pattern-and-Lightweight-Your-3D-Prin/
Create a Mesh Pattern & Lightweight 3D Prints - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/241Y/IL6VFAQ0/F52241YIL6VFAQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/241Y/IL6VFAQ0/F52241YIL6VFAQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/241Y/IL6VFAQ0/F52241YIL6VFAQ0.SMALL.jpg AmyKarle Create a Mesh Pattern and Light weight Your 3D Print Using Meshmixer (free)A number of my fellow artists and makers have asked me how I achieve this mesh aesthetic in my CAD models and were surprised to find out that it is quite simple. I use edit make pattern in Meshmixer, a free program by Autode...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:54:57 PST
Fast Forward Your Side Projects! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Forward-Your-Side-Projects/
Fast Forward Your Side Projects! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4QZU/IKVHYC0V/FA54QZUIKVHYC0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4QZU/IKVHYC0V/FA54QZUIKVHYC0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/4QZU/IKVHYC0V/FA54QZUIKVHYC0V.SMALL.jpg MagdalenaR5 Artists and designers have often more ideas than they are capable of executing. There are always some side projects we daydream of doing, it just seems we never have enough time.In this tutorial I'll present you with my way of turning my napkin sketches into something more real quickly. If you're no...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 15:26:13 PST
Digital Manufacturing - project seven, Drawing and importing Templates http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Manufacturing-Project-Six-Drawing-and-Impo/
Digital Manufacturing - project seven, Drawing and importing Templates - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/CSJP/IKIN05DW/FX1CSJPIKIN05DW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/CSJP/IKIN05DW/FX1CSJPIKIN05DW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/CSJP/IKIN05DW/FX1CSJPIKIN05DW.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash This is the sixth in a series of Instructables on how to use CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) and CAM (Computer Aided Machining) This time we are going to look at making 2D objects such as Templates Stencils & Gaskets. Templates don't even require a laser cutter you can just print them out and are very...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:04:35 PST
Beginners Guide to OpenGL: Build your own CAD software http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-3D-CAD-Application-Using-OpenGL/
Beginners Guide to OpenGL: Build your own CAD software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/IPIP/IJUCQL8A/F8YIPIPIJUCQL8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/IPIP/IJUCQL8A/F8YIPIPIJUCQL8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/IPIP/IJUCQL8A/F8YIPIPIJUCQL8A.SMALL.jpg droidDexter My Autodesk Maya student licence expired recently. So I did what anyone would do, build my own 3D CAD software (beware Autodesk).So I started writing my application in C++ using OpenGL, SDL and in about a week, this was the result. Some of the (few) features:1) The big viewport offers a perspective ...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 05:25:01 PST
Easily Render in Fusion 360 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easily-Render-in-Fusion-360/
Easily Render in Fusion 360 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/1TXV/IJUCM8X7/FPP1TXVIJUCM8X7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/1TXV/IJUCM8X7/FPP1TXVIJUCM8X7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/1TXV/IJUCM8X7/FPP1TXVIJUCM8X7.SMALL.jpg liam.b.maddox So you've made a glorious model in Fusion 360, but it still doesn't look like the shiny new Apple product of your imagination. This Instructable will show you how to turn a simple model into a photorealistic rendering.For your materials you'll need:A Fusion 360 CAD Model (I would suggest a spaceship...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:08:35 PST
JustAPendulum: open source electronic pendulum http://www.instructables.com/id/JustAPendulum-Open-Source-Electronic-Pendulum/
JustAPendulum: open source electronic pendulum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/0TQV/IJQ0C5XJ/FOK0TQVIJQ0C5XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/0TQV/IJQ0C5XJ/FOK0TQVIJQ0C5XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/0TQV/IJQ0C5XJ/FOK0TQVIJQ0C5XJ.SMALL.jpg SquareBoot Hi, with this instructable I want to show you an open source pendulum that can compute and process the measured oscillation period to find the gravitational acceleration of the earth (~9,8 m/s²)! It's the most powerful of all, discover it!The project is based on the Arduino platform, but it contains...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:22:35 PST
Simple RC Stick Plane Build(CAD Model Included) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-RC-Stick-Plane-BuildCAD-Model-Included/
Simple RC Stick Plane Build(CAD Model Included) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/DAOQ/IJEMO2JJ/FFVDAOQIJEMO2JJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/DAOQ/IJEMO2JJ/FFVDAOQIJEMO2JJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/DAOQ/IJEMO2JJ/FFVDAOQIJEMO2JJ.SMALL.jpg Dhipak Bala This is a simple RC plane designed around a 1/2''x1/2'' dowel for the fuselage. The advantage to such a design is the ease of modification -the electronics and any desired sensors can be placed almost anywhere along the fuselage. The plane is propelled via a brushless motor spinning a 10'' propeller...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:16:53 PST
CAD Design for Coffee Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/CAD-Design-for-Coffee-Filter/
CAD Design for Coffee Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/HEF4/II96V2VN/FCYHEF4II96V2VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/HEF4/II96V2VN/FCYHEF4II96V2VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/HEF4/II96V2VN/FCYHEF4II96V2VN.SMALL.jpg nazdorovia I was building the CNC during 3D printing day so I am uploading a tutorial on CAD design in Rhino. The learning curve is relatively steep but once you have done it a few times the controls will be completely intuitive. Drafting I was taught to start in 2D and work up to 3D. As such, I drew a top ...
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 12:34:24 PST
Vacuum Cleaning RC robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Cleanin-RC-Robot/
Vacuum Cleaning RC robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/JNUQ/II4WQSAS/FWQJNUQII4WQSAS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/JNUQ/II4WQSAS/FWQJNUQII4WQSAS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/JNUQ/II4WQSAS/FWQJNUQII4WQSAS.SMALL.jpg iVolunteerMN Hello everyone! In this instructable, I'm showing you how to DIY a Vacuum Cleaner RC Robot Intro Not only a Remote Controlled Vacuum Cleaner, it also includes 3D CAD, Programming, Algorithms, Mechanics, PCB CAD and Schematics. You can definitely edit or alter and make it better. All files are her...
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:45:10 PST
Construct a dodecahedron in Rhino 3D http://www.instructables.com/id/Construct-a-Dodecahedron-in-Rhino-3D/
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 11:40:38 PST
3D cardstock printing without printer http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-cardstock-printing-without-printer/
3D cardstock printing without printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/GCFF/IHI1JOJE/FVMGCFFIHI1JOJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/GCFF/IHI1JOJE/FVMGCFFIHI1JOJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/GCFF/IHI1JOJE/FVMGCFFIHI1JOJE.SMALL.jpg lianidolls Can we print a 3D object with no 2D or 3D printer at all ? With no third party online service ? Cheap ? And time consuming like if you build it from scratch ? Maybe we can try at least :) Here is a solution for you ;) We will need :1. An internet connection with a computer or tablet2. Slic3r softw...
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:35:24 PST
Color Changing Model House (Hopeful Wifi Connection) http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-Model-House-Hopeful-Wifi-Connection/
Color Changing Model House (Hopeful Wifi Connection) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/D1ZB/IGZGVCC0/FLZD1ZBIGZGVCC0.SMALL.jpg BryanH33 Mission: In 24 hours, develop a wifi-enabled color changing lamp that interacts with various websites to search for established key words and change the color of the lamp accordingly. Gather Materials chipKIT WF32 Digilent Microcontroller (1) chipKIT Max32 Digilent Microcontroller (1) External...
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Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:21:07 PST
Pencil Grip (concept) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Grip-concept/
Pencil Grip (concept) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/919I/IGZEOON3/F6T919IIGZEOON3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/919I/IGZEOON3/F6T919IIGZEOON3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6T/919I/IGZEOON3/F6T919IIGZEOON3.SMALL.jpg Draadspaan This instructable is designed for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades of grammar school, but is also suitable for anyone who sees the future in 3D printing. (hyperlinks are coloured text)Step 1: OrientationStep 2: BrainstormStep 3: Design toolsStep 4: DesignStep 5: 3D printersStep 6: MaterialStep 7: Protot...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:37:34 PST
Simple CNC board game using CAD software (AHS) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-CNC-board-game-using-CAD-software/
Simple CNC board game using CAD software (AHS) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/47RL/IFO99NOL/FGQ47RLIFO99NOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/47RL/IFO99NOL/FGQ47RLIFO99NOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/47RL/IFO99NOL/FGQ47RLIFO99NOL.SMALL.jpg jfurin This step by step guide will go over how to machine a small project on a Techno-isel CNC router. Created by the students of Anacortes High School Converting CAD document to Stl. file. 1. When you are finished with your part select file "export" 2. Select CAD format3. Save as type: "STL Files (*...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:05:20 PDT
Laser cut wheelchair model. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-wheelchair-model/
Laser cut wheelchair model. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SMALL.jpg will_strange I am a senior lecturer in making at The Arts University Bournemouth. I am part of the BA (Hons) Modelmaking teathing team. When I am not teaching modelmaking I make and sell lamps and lights at my website, www.willstrange.net.Welcome to the first in a series written with the experience of teaching s...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2015 06:19:02 PDT
Designing a Roasting Tray in Fusion 360 http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-Roasting-Tray-in-Fusion-360/
Designing a Roasting Tray in Fusion 360 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/DDWG/IFGNSPAV/F4JDDWGIFGNSPAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/DDWG/IFGNSPAV/F4JDDWGIFGNSPAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/DDWG/IFGNSPAV/F4JDDWGIFGNSPAV.SMALL.jpg tanner.reid1 Let's make a coffee bean roaster!FirstBuild is a pretty sweet community of designers and engineers where anyone can contribute to the design and production of GE Appliances, and this month they're running a design challenge for a coffee bean roaster that you can use with any common kitchen oven - yo...
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Fri, 2 Oct 2015 01:38:10 PDT
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/
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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/
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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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By: The Irish Cowboy

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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:38:52 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/
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/
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...
By: Regan Leatch

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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