Hello! If you are a beginner to 3D modelling and/or just got your first 3D printer, then this is the Instructable for you!
I will teach you the absolute basics to 3D modelling with a FREE software. At the end you will (hopefully) make something that you will actually use, a desktop toolkit holder.
The holder is going to have slots for each of your tools, as well as a front compartment that can be used for screws, nuts or salsa, when you feel like having a snack while working.
If you are ready, we can begin.
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Step 1: Tools
Before we begin, you will need some basic tools.
A toolkit - This is what we will be making our holder for
Measuring Tape - Can you guess what this will be for :D?
A computer connected to the internet - To design on
A 3D printer - To print this
Good music - You can't work without good music, now can you?
Step 2: Designing the Rough Shape
Now that you have everything we need, open Tinkercad and if you don't have one already, make an account.
Now start a new design.
-Feel free to adjust all dimensions to your liking, just know that these are the ones that I used-
1Drag a cube and set its dimensions to 150X150X2 mm.
2Get another cube and make some walls. I set the height of mine to 10 cm. Copy and paste them around.
Step 3: Designing the Slots for the Tools
Now we will make some slots for your tools to go in.
1 Measure your first tool. For me, it was the scissors. Measure the width with your measuring tape and make a box that has the same size. Put it in the holder and paste a wall next to it.
2 Do the same with the rest of the tools until you fill the whole holder. If you have a bit of space left over like I did, just fill it in half way with another box, you can use this for things like screws or other small tools.
Step 4: Making the Front Compartment
If you're done with your rear tool holder, you can move on to making the front compartment. There is nothing special here, it is just an area that you can use to put small things in so they don't get lost.
1 Paste the same wall like you did before, but change the height to 5 cm. Put it on both sides.
2 Now rotate it, and make it 15 cm wide again.
3 Check that there are no gaps, and then check four more times!
Step 5: Finished!
So there you go. You just designed your own holder, something useful, nice looking and very simple and easy to make. Now just print it and put it to work! I suggest you print this with 20% infill and in a 0.1 or 0.2 resolution.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
If you want to download the one I made (the one from which the pictures in the Instructable were made) you can download it here!
Thanks for sticking around, and I'll see you in my next Instructable.
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