This is a super simple project that can turn all of your trading cards sitting in books into a sweet display for your bedroom shelf, dining table, or wherever you want!!
Step 1: Sketchup - Card Holders
- using the circle tool, create a circle on the ground in sketchup, I made mine with a 13 millimeter radius.
- create a line straight across the circle
- create an arch over the circle, using the 2 point arc tool. I made the first 2 points on the edge of the lines, and then went straight up until I saw the label "half circle" and then clicked a 3rd time.
- using the follow me tool, grab the upright half circle, and spin it around the flat circle, until you've created a half sphere
- create 2 lines like in the picture, on the bottom of the circle
- Then use the push/pull tool to push up that "rectangle" that you created with the two lines, you must push it up past the top of the half sphere
- select the whole model, then Go to edit>intersect faces>with selection and click on that
- then look through the bottom of the circle and delete any lines that are hanging out there (refer to pics)
- then delete your rectangular prism thing that you've created in the middle of your sphere
- then draw a line across the inside of the sphere (refer to pictures)
- then use the push/pull tool to pull the bottom of the sphere across to make a bottom (again, refer to pics)
And now you have you card holders!!!!
Step 2: Sketchup - Props
Now for the props, you will have different props that you want depending on what sport's trading cards you have.
For hockey, you might have a goal, and a puck
For baseball, you might have some bases in a baseball diamond (pictured)
For football, you might have some yard markers and a field goal
and so on...
These are very easy to make, and not everyone is going to have the same props, so I won't go through how to make them.
here is a link to the baseball bases that I made:
Step 3: 3D Printing
Then you need to instal the sketchup stl extension, and then export the sketchup file as an stl by going to file>export stl
You can then upload the stl to your printer and print it.
Unfortunately, I don't have a 3D printer, so I am unable to print these, that is why I've enter the 3D printing contest in hopes to win a 3D printer, so please vote for me in that contest.