I occasionally will read a novel and need a bookmark, but I have had yet to find a sturdy, stylish, and reusable one. So I took it upon myself to make one. I created a sleek, slim, and stylish bookmark using the 3D modeling program Google Sketchup. I will be printing the bookmark using Makerbot Desktop.
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Step 1: Download Google SketchUp
In order to create a 3D printed bookmark, you will need to download a 3D modeling program. You will also, of course, need a 3D printer. I personally like to use Google SketchUp, but you can use whatever program you'd like to.
Step 2: Make a Rectangle
Make a 6 inch tall and 2 inch wide rectangle. After this, you will want to make it 3/16 of an inch thick. If you make it to thin, it will not print correctly, causing you to do multiple trials.
Step 3: Design Your Bookmark
You can design your bookmark however you’d like. I put 3 2x2⅙ squares along the center of the bookmark so it wouldn’t use as much plastic in the 3D printer. I also labeled it “Bookmark” by using the 3D text tool. If you want to see other possible designs, you can check out the Google SketchUp Warehouse.
Step 4: 3D Print
To make this bookmark, you will have to print it on a 3D printer. Here is a link to i instructions on how to 3D Print in Google Sketchup- https://www.sketchupschool.com/sketchup/3d-printing
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