Does anyone even care about mini model? I've barley seen any in the entire website! (excluding www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Island-Gaming-Terrain/ ) Any way... I need to see more of this kind of stuff!
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First, you'd have to be very careful not to cut yourself (a leather glove to hold the piece helps). If you print the pieces for a cardboard model, instead of cutting, it'll look better if the pieces are sliced. These are the steps that I take: 1. After printing the models, I cut the pieces leaving 1/8 to 1/4 white space along the edges. 2 I use 12/24 pack cardboard from soft drinks (the cardboard from hot pockets works also, but its harder to cut) 3. use a glue stick to transfer the pieces to your cardboard and roll any round object to remove any bubbles. 4. when dry use a pair of scissors to cut the pieces. 5. lay the template face down on your material and use a pen to trace the outline. if using cardboard, use a box cutter blade and slice the parts out, slicing to the line of adjacent pieces. For slots, cut the width thru the cardboard, and slice the required length. Use an exact-o knife to cut the ends, flip over and trim. I've built over a dozen models and my three grandchildren love them.
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Hello, What is the best way to construct a model bridge out of small wooden icecream sticks The requirements are as follows: 1) the icecream stick dimensions are 2mm deep 10mm wide by 115mm long 2) the bridge has to be 1 metre long and about 20-30cm wide 3) the only materials are the wooden icecream sticks , wood glue and cardboard to form the deck of the bridge. The idea is to construct the bridge so as to be able to hold the most weight.The most weight achieved so far is 450 kg before breaking
Topic by jamesk891 | last reply
Hi I have a small design that I want to be made out of plastic, its for something that I am working on but have limited artistic talent just wanted to know if anyone wanted to collaborate on this of course I will pay within reason please message me if this is something you might be interested in and we can go into more details , its two small designs
Question by Kagsy | last reply
Ok I want to make a 3D model for printing, what is the best program to use. I have Maya 2013 (DEMO) , and 3DSMax 2013 (DEMO), and sculptris 6. What program is the best to create and convert for 3D printing. I want to enter in the new 3D Printing contest and if I make something 3D I want it to work on someones printer for them to print. Plus if the software can make it fool proof, I don't want to make a model that won't print, and don't really know what is possible and what is not. Any help would be great. Biggest concern it converting it over to 3D printing format, and making a model that would be able to be printed (with lets say makerbot, or the most common 3D Printer able to be printed by anyone). Thank you in advance.
Topic by spyder2021 | last reply
I'm looking for a sewing machine. I'm not advanced or anything, but I'm familiar and comfortable sewing. I have a somewhat limited budget, let's say $200 max, and I don't need anything fancy. Basically, I'm looking for a basic, easy to use, relatively inexpensive sewing machine. I'm planning to make pretty basic clothes, bags, etc. It would be a great help to have some sense of what models would best meet my needs (new or used). Thanks!!
Question by isbltchi | last reply
I use acryllics, and I try to mix from the basics rather than buy a tube of paint for every specific color I need. I would like to paint some military miniatures, and I need mil-spec colors. I don't want to purchase a hundren dollars woth of paint to do this.
Question by hardlec | last reply
Thanks for all the people that have supported me with my robots builds over the years and offered some very encouraging comments. I am always willing to help out with ideas where I can and will continue building things for many years to come. Unfortunately a few individuals have chosen to target me and my work taking my work and calling it their own. The work they are using is clearly being lifted directly from this site. This leaves me with no choice but to delete my account. For those that are interested I am sure you have already visited my website where you will be able to keep up to date with my work. Podpadstudios.co.uk
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VideoTrace is a pretty sick new bit of software in the prototype phase that's being developed by folks in Australia. By placing and fine-tuning points on video footage, the software can create a 3D model with textures. Now that I know about it I wish they would hurry up and release it.In their words:VideoTrace is a system for interactively generating realistic 3D models of objects from video ÃÂmodels that might be inserted into a video game, a simulation environment, or another video sequence. The user interacts with VideoTrace by tracing the shape of the object to be modelled over one or more frames of the video. By interpreting the sketch drawn by the user in light of 3D information obtained from computer vision techniques, a small number of simple 2D interactions can be used to generate a realistic 3D model. Each of the sketching operations in VideoTrace provides an intuitive and powerful means of modelling shape from video, and executes quickly enough to be used interactively. Immediate feedback allows the user to model rapidly those parts of the scene which are of interest and to the level of detail required. The combination of automated and manual reconstruction allows VideoTrace to model parts of the scene not visible, and to succeed in cases where purely automated approaches would fail.Check out the video at VideoTrace's site. It has one of the coolest uses of copy-and-paste ever.via boingboing
Topic by fungus amungus
Any help will be appreciated never done it before, hope I can do it, I want it action figure size, but realistic and acricate
Question by Wildish | last reply
I'm super excited to give a talk at Maker Faire this year! I hope you're able to make it! Talk Scope: Go from maker to entrepreneur by using prototyping tools to validate and build robust business models. Whether you have a dream of turning your hobby into a business or you’re interested in testing your innovative technology for commercial viability this talk is for you! VISIT HERE Background: As a Strategy Designer I work with clients to design relevant strategies and future business model options. I do this by providing teams with new tools, skills and mindset to stay competitive in today’s market. My company, Business Models Inc, is an international design and innovation strategy firm. We work across industries with large corporates, startups, and early stage entrepreneurs to help them develop innovative business models using our user-centered lean approach.
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Hey im and architecture student and im wanting to experient with a moldable plastic (in model building) to design a sculptural screen wall. To replicate a "nurbs" surface that is digitally modeled, so its all wavey and stuff. If anyone has any suggestions on material or modeling techniques let me know! thanks
Topic by sbolli | last reply
I have been surprised that there isn't a Gundam modeling tutorial on Instructables. If theres an interest in Gundam Models here I could post quite a few in-depth Instructables on the subject(custom painting. custom parts making and assembly). Thanks in advance for any and all comments.(And thanks to DannyChoo for the pic)
Topic by darkmuskrat | last reply
My company is looking for a creative model maker for our model shop department. My company is based in Winston-Salem, NC and specialize in Point of Purchase displays for a variety of different companies. We have in-house engineering, project management, design, and model making departments. We work with our clients on design renderings and build the physical model to review and approve. The model/prototype can incorporate the following materials: metal, plastic fabrication, electronics, plastic thermoforming, and 3D printing. If you are interested in making 3D physical models for a Point of Purchase display company, please contact me. I would be happy to go over any questions you have. Joaquin Reyes email@example.com company website: http://custom.imageworksdisplay.com/ Thanks!
Topic by IWDMGJR | last reply
Hey everybody some of you might know i like paper craft and i saw this one http://visualspicer.com/v1/freedom-gundam/ gundam model out of paper and i was wondering if its possable to take picture or something and then make it into a 3d model and then put it to a pdo file
Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak | last reply
I would like to make a short video with some basic CGI in it. Basically I just want to overlay a moving 3D model (Possibly a flying creature) onto some prerecorded video. Can anyone recommend an easy program I can use to make a moving 3D model? I tried Blender but it is too complicated, so if you could recommend a simple editor that would be great.
Question by physics_dude | last reply
Hello, I work at a Boy Scout Camp over the summer, and one of the merit badges we teach is Small Boat Sailing. Most of the merit badge goes smoothly, but kids seem to have a hard time with points of sail. Our plan is to make a small model to put in a tub of water and use a handheld fan to demonstrate the effect the wind will have on the boat at different angles and sail positions. Any tips on this? I tried finding models that were accurate, but they were out of our price range. I want the sail and mast to be able to rotate smoothly, and the mainsheet to be able to be locked and unlocked.
Question by nlaluzerne | last reply
I have a model PT boat 109 ( in 1/72 scale) and the propellers are broken. I figure the best way to do this is to just throw the boat in a diorama scene, so it is at the waterline. Can anyone help, because I have no idea how to do the water, and i was wondering if there was any realistic water things that I can make at home, or buy for pretty cheap.
Question by the poodleo | last reply
I have some ideas for a project I want to build, but I'd let to sketch it out in 3D form and create a model. Are there programs that can do this? I'd prefer free ones, but I guess I can shell out a few bucks if needed. I basically just need somewhere to put my thoughts into a 3D design so I can view what I'm actually building.
Topic by freethetech | last reply
I work at a speech training center, and I need to illustrate how to make certain sounds. I thought the best way was to use an adjustable tongue and cheek model. Doesn't have to be a real replica of a tongue, just something to illustrate the tongue and cheek positions for different sounds. Needs to be adjustable. Any ideas? Thanks.
Topic by naim | last reply
I need to make a model of the eiffel tower. i prefer to make it out of: #1-cardboard and duct tape #2-paper and duct tape #3-knex i could also use other forms of connection other than duct tape. could you post a link or make one your self and post an instructable? (i will be working on it too)
Question by chopstx | last reply
Hi, I'm looking for someone making artifacts from S.T.A.L.K.E.R games. I'm going to make some models of them, so I'm just looking for someone, who tried to make some? Does anybody have any perception? For example, which materials are good, which are not. I'm want it for larp action next year. I tried plastic (polystyrene), but it's so fragile. I wanna try melt PET plastic from bottles. Glass is absolutely unuseable. Some tips for transparent, solid material, which is easy to obtain and work with it? If someone tried to make some models of artifacts, send photo :) Thanks
Question by FireCrier
This is an idea that I had for the Make it real challenge. Though I didn't end up taking this path I would love to see it be completed. It goes as follows. >> Make a spherically shaped skull with all of the innards of an actual skull. >> 3d Print it using medial grade materials (Realism) >> Skull baseball :D
Topic by The Cartographer | last reply
I need help. My neighbor is dive bombing people on horseback with his model airplane. He is going to get someone killed. I've tried to reason with him and have spoken to the police. I'd like to see if there is a way to ground his plane when it comes on my property while I work on a nuisance/trespass case. Yesterday he was flying it 6 acres in my property right over people's heads while they tried to ride. I don't mind him flying it but doing flips etc on my land is unacceptable. Please help!!!
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Hello, I have two objects on the screen. When I select one and press G, a large circle appears which alters both objects when I grab; this has not happened before. I know that I must have pressed a shortcut by mistake but I cannot seem to find an answer on the Googles. I've even gone through the process of pressing each key. Could someone tell me how to return to normal. Thanks EDIT; When I say normal , I mean, I need to get the Grab cursor back to normal( at the moment when I try to use it, it is a big circle, that effects everything it touches, rather than just the object that i want to move).
Question by FriendOfHumanity | last reply
I have been working on a large X525 quadcopter kit/ w/ multiwii SE v2.5 from amazon, and have had success with configuring the multiwii for the quadX configuration, however, when I arm it and try to take off, all 4 motors ramp up to speed but then cut out and continue ramping up, particularly one motor, whichever is the lowest. Balancing the quad on 2 legs, the quad seems to want to stabilize, but keeps tetering violently since the motors keep randomly cutting out. I have tried to calibrate the ESCs by connecting them individually directly to the CH3 (throttle) receiver, powering up the Tx with the throttle high,plugging in the LiPo battery, and after hearing the jingle, lowering the throttle back down to the lowest position and waiting for the first few beeps before I unplug the LiPo battery and moving on the the next ESC. I was looking at the multiwii outputs through the software and they were in fact jumping around like crazy but after taking the props off the amount of twitching did go down a little, but still about 10-20% deviation in the bars of the software readouts. I've also tried dismounting the multiwii from the quad to eliminate the possibility of vibration from the motors from causing the multiwii to attempt corrections to the motor. though it seems to have the same for as long as I could tell because by the time I tested this, the multiwii board touched the power distribution board causing magical smoke to be released. Oops! Now the multiwii is completely dead all but the green power light which is directly connected to power Vin. The board and all the chips appear completely fine with no damage, and there is voltage to the main ATmega328, I don't know if I should try desoldering the ATmega and buying a replacement, or suck it up and buy a new $30 board. For all I can tell, I do not see how other sensors could have failed since the the exposed through-hole headers that likely touched the distribution board are directly connected to the multiwii's analog/digital input/output pins, I suspect that is all that went bad is the ATmega chip, even though if shows no sign of burning and does not overheat with power applied. Anyway while I wait, I thought I will ask about this problem to see if it is something simple like sensors calibration. (w/o motors operating, the output appears as it should!!!)
Question by -max- | last reply
My wife just had an amazing success when we went down to Newport Beach, California to get venoplasty to relieve many of her symptoms following a stroke. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkzXlmAwZTZfQ01RnN-8Ip5lUz0HrNWzN We pay for national medical insurance in Canada and this treatment is not covered. (Even though it clearly works, ) One road block is that an expert doctor here could not find any evidence of reflux in blood flow to or from the brain. (Some MS patients have damaged valves in their neck veins). Now, given that each heart beat raises blood pressure from 1.5 psi to 2.3 psi about once every second and that valves are actuated by the blood flowing backwards, I find the "expert doctor's" results impossible to believe. I am not totally without knowlege in that area either because I made a low pressure airlift pump this year that has a much higher lift submergence ratio than the normal ones. (The airlift in a bucket one). I was told that the maximum lift to submergence in these things was probably not much more that 10 to 1 but I managed to get over 20 to 1 lift to submergence primarly by reducing reflux. Also, I observed that the effects of this reflux can extend conciderable distances from the "valve" itself and are different in small tubes than in big tubes. Therefore it is possible (Likely even) that a damaged valve in a persons jugular will have its primary effect in a capallery somewhere in the brain up to a foot away from the damaged valve. So if someone made this model, I think it is likely that they can contribute to the rapid advancement of medical science! Brian White
Topic by gaiatechnician | last reply
I've recently been looking into model rocketry, and was excited at the prospect of making and testing my own small sugar rocket motors. I've done quite a bit of research, and have discovered that many of the oxidizers i would need to use are not available in Canada (ex. KNO3, ammonium nitrate etc...). The only option I discovered was to synthesize KClO3, which I'm not interested in considering how dangerous and unstable it seems to be. I was wondering if any fellow Canadians have found anything that can be used as a substitute/any way for me to pursue this as a hobby without buying motors pre-made, which I'm not interested in. Any help is appreciated.
Question by haywyre | last reply
Found out that Pink Foam is used in building signs,grave stones "beloved tombstone" and other props. they showed examples but lacked the how to's need to know more besides a dremel tool what else can you use with this foam. can you treat it like wood carve patterns in to the foam?
Question by Eyewondery | last reply
Hey, so one of the things which annoys me, and likely annoys you guys as well, is people posting the most epic creations you have ever seen in picture form, with the sentence "Should i post???", and then when you ask them to post instructions, they say that they've broke it up, and you can never get to build that gun, even though your eyes are drooling and your mouth is crying tears of cabbage... WELL LOOK NO FURTHER! From now on (actually whenever i feel like it), if there is i gun with no instructions, and a reasonable piece count, send me the link, and i will attempt to build it, and then post instructions. OR if you are so amazingly good at instructables and knex and stuff, but don't have the time to make one, again, I WILL DO IT FOR YOU, and i will actually give you guys, the creators, all the credit! All i require is enough pics from different angles! So what are you waiting for? LET'S MAKE A BETTER INSTRUCTABLES COMMUNITY! (ps. this shouldn't be against the code of conduct if you ask the creator first if you can get me to build it, otherwise it is stealing of content)
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I am making some molds and stuff from floral foam, and I wan't to know if there is a way to harden it and make it heavy. Some of the things I'm making will have to take handling and painting without chipping, breaking, or crushing. I use floral foam because it's easy to use, so I can make models in the first place. I'm not looking for another medium, but how to change it once the model is made. Also, I cannot use anything expensive or that must be bought online. Preferrably something like paper-mache, but that will not stick out from small crevices in the model.
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