How to Make a 3D Printed Basketball Shaped Pencil Holder With Your Name Using Tinkercad (updated)

Introduction: How to Make a 3D Printed Basketball Shaped Pencil Holder With Your Name Using Tinkercad (updated)

Hi guys, in this Instructable I will show you how make a space for some pencils and an eraser, and all of this is shaped like a basketball! So let's get started!!

Step 1: Half Basketball

  1. First take a basketball
  2. Then take a cube and set it to a hole
  3. Now select both of them
  4. Press L to align
  5. Align them
  6. Press Ctrl + G to group them

Step 2: Eraser

  1. First take a box
  2. Then shape it to the size of the eraser and set it to a hole
  3. Place it where you want it to be on the ball from the previous step
  4. Select both of them and group

Step 3: Pencils

  1. First take a cylinder
  2. Then shape it to the size of your pencils and set it to a hole
  3. Duplicate it seven times
  4. Place them on the ball
  5. Group them all together

Step 4: Your Name

  1. Take a text object and set it to a hole
  2. Write your name
  3. Choose font
  4. Place it on the ball
  5. Group everything together

Step 5: Examples

Here are three examples for this Instructable that some of my students made, but I asked them to ad something of thier own, to make it interesting.

My first student aded wheels and a ring (to tie a rope), and made the perfect pen box.

My second student made a little box for these small scrap stuff that you get when you use a pencil sharpener.

My third student made a stand for a phone in the back of the ball.

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