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Step 1: Design Desk Tidy in Autodesk
- You first have to design your Desk tidy in AutoDesk (preferably 2017)
- If you are unfamiliar with AutoDesk, the provided video is very helpful
Step 2: Convert to STL File
- Once you are done with your Desk Tidy design, you will have to convert it to a STL file for makerbot
- To do this, you have to go and click save in the top right corner of the screen
- Then click export
- After you click export, you click CAD format
- This will bring you to your documents save page
- Once here you click on the bottom bar which says "save as type"
- Then scroll down to find STL file
- Once found you click on it
- Then you save your design
- Note: I had two parts to my desk tidy so I had to do this twice
Step 3: Export to Makerbot
- Once your file/s are converted to STL files
- You open Makerbot and export them into the software
Step 4: Scale and Save Onto a USB
- Now in Makerbot, you have to scale and move your file/s around to where you would like them on the printing plate
- If you are not familiar with this software, the provided video is very helpful
Step 5: Put USB Into 3d Printer and Print
- Insert USB into 3d printer
- Go to option print
- Then USB Storage
- Once inside the USB, go and find your file then select
- Let the machine go through its given procedure
- Let is print!
Step 6: Assemble
- Assemble your Desk Tidy
- My Desk Tidy needed to be sanded to make it more appealing
- Note: In my design, I used polypropylene and plastic buttons
- Yours can be any wacky design you want it to be
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