3DS

Hello, I got a 3DS the other day and it's really cool. I was wondering if anyone else has one and we can exchange friend codes? Thanks, Builder968

Posted by builder968 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3d Printing

Does Any one know how I can convert my .3DP file using Autodesks Catch123d App into a VRML? So I cen then edit the part ready for 3D Printing?

Posted by marc3dp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3d printer

Hello I was looking into making my first 3d printer so I decided to choose something simple so I found this: http://printrbot.com/shop/simple-makers-kit/ Any recommendations of any other simple printer or comments on if this is a good printer to make  thank you in advance-TDC

Posted by ThinkDesignConstruct 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3d printer?

Two ideas wondering what people think.... 1. Have the up/down bed for a 3d printer go up and down with water... Just have a little valve that lets water out and the printing bed would slowly lower. At whatever speed you wanted. Could work the other way and fill up. 2. Have the extruded plastic print into water... it would cool instantly and might help with resolution? Just an idea. 

Asked by bellinghammakerspace 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


3d puzzles

Hey guys, I have a couple of really cool puzzle designs that are printable. And I'm thinking of opening an online shop to sell just the designs. What price would be reasonable for a game/art design? And would you ever Buy a design? And if so, what price would you pay for a relatively simple design? What would you be willing to pay for an intricate design? I know thingiverse is awesome, and open source is the way to go. Though currently I'm a poor college student who's playing around with some 3d designs Trying to see if I can earn some extra money here and there. Thanks your help guys, -Tom

Posted by tommytai3 6 years ago


modéle 3d

Bonjour, j'habite le nord de la france , je suis très intéressé par les nouvelles technologies , je me débrouille comme un débutant avec les logiciel 3 D ( rhinoceros sketchup ) j'ai un modéle de voiture 3D obtenu sur le net , que je voudrais transformer pour le rendre étanche solide stl pour pouvoir travailler dessus avec le logiciel 123D MAKE de solidwork et éventuellement l'imprimer ; qui peut le faire ou me guider pas à pas ,se serait cool , 

Posted by fanauto 2 years ago


3D For Everyone

Currently testing a system (attachment) for amateurs to use their own cameras to shoot 3D stills and HD movies, post them to their iPad or YouTube, and view the results in super-clear 3D on their iPad (with another attachment).  Will attach photos soon.

Posted by courtervideo 8 years ago


3D Printing? Answered

Hi I am planning on 3D printing something and was wondering about some things: 1) What kind of programs can I use? 2) How hard would it be to create in the program/how much experience would I need? It's a pretty complex design and I have never touched 3D printing so this is unfamiliar territory.  3)What are some good sites that will print this design from ABS plastic for cheap? 4) How well would I have to know my math?  5) Is there anything else I need to know before I dive right in? With this knowledge in mind I'd like for you guys to see what I plan on making I really want this made and I would be the happiest man on earth if I could get it. Please help!

Asked by Iridium7 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Printer-ing

I need to find somewhere that has a 3D printer that someone can just go in and pay to use, but I have no idea where such a place could be. Do these shops even exist? Would I have to go around asking people if I can use their 3D printer? Is printing something from a 3D printer a long painstaking process? How do I even print stuff from a 3D printer?? Aaaah!

Posted by Juklop 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


3d printer parts.

Hello. I am a high school freshmen, and I am on a robotics team. We own a Dimension 3d printer, however I am not able to use it for personal projects. I am a CADer and would love to find parts or broken 3d printers to where I can build my own functioning 3D printer. Being 15 I do not have sufficient funds to where I can afford 3d printers. Any type of help would be amazing! If you have any information, please let me know. Thank you! -Evan

Posted by TheParacorder 4 years ago


A 3d model idea

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

Posted by The Cartographer 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Floating Hologram

Is it possible to make a 3D floating hologram like in the movies? I need help. I'm trying to develop something like this and I'm having trouble. Could I use an LED cube to make it? Or should I use glass and a projector? Or something else?

Posted by MattGyver92 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


3D Printing Fails.

I'm not exactly sure why, but the BBC collected a bunch of 3D printing failures. I couldn't resist sharing the screenshots and captions, especially in light of Fungus' recent topic. Enjoy.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


What is 3d wire? Answered

I have heard this term from an instructables member and I would like to know what gauge if any I can use to ground my tesla coil.

Asked by nerd7473 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D printed shoes

3D printers are pretty awesome tools for prototyping objects. Now some people are also using hem to make shoes. People who like going clubbing with yellow skinpaint, apparently. Goofy shot aside, it's an interesting use since you can customize the shoe for your foot perfectly, but the look of something that's 3D printed will likely get old quickly. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


3D Modeling Program?

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.

Posted by freethetech 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Printing Competition

Hi everyone, Hope you're all well? cartridgesave.co.uk recently held their first ever 3D Print Cup - A challenge issued to 3D artists to design an original 3D character, which they'd then print off (for free!) using a 3D Printer. The designers were all allowed to finish off their creations, and awards were given out at the wrap party, with the best overall design winning a Makerbot 2x Replicator. We had some amazing entries, from all over the UK and even the USA, South America and Europe. A gallery of the all the entrants has been uploaded at www.cartridgesave.co.uk/3dprintcup Hopefully there will be another 3D Print Cup next year, so keep your eyes peeled on the site.

Posted by Asekhri 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


strange 3D shapes

I need help to find a 3D shape with 7 sides/faces Any help?? Feel free to name any other strange shapes while your at it.

Posted by ti112 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


3d printer service

HI everyone. I am wanting to start a 3d printing service business. This would be on a small scale to start. My question is how to securely download 3d files from customers so that I can use those files to create a 3d printed object for them, then ship objects back. I thought about offering the service on craigslist and receive the customer's file through email. But I know that a website would be better, but have no idea as how to implement the capability to receive customers' files securely and while keeping those files organized. Items will be printed using a makerbot, so I would communicate to potential customers as to the limitations of said printer. Thanks, and would appreciate any answers or advice.

Posted by RoboStack 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3D Snakes and ladders

Hello all,I need to help in creating/building a 3D snakes and ladders game...it should be portable,e.g When you land on a spot that takes you up the board automatically takes you up and when you land on a spot that takes you down you automatically go down,,material:Plastic preferably..any ideas are welcome..HELP!!

Posted by GENIIUS101 4 years ago


Ultrasound 3D positioning

How would you use an array of ultrasonic sensors to determine the 3d position of an ultrasonic transmitter. Basically i want an ultrasound transmitter on my hand that gets picked up on an array of 5 or so receivers that outputs the position via usb.

Posted by redshirtdeath 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


3d printed PCB

I was wondering if you could make 3d printed circuit boards using an arc welder of electroplating method by connecting a copper "welding stick" to the extruder and a ground clip to the board.

Posted by JoshsInstructables 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Printing Tool

I myself don't own a 3D printer, but for those lucky fellows out there that do, I think sculptris could be a great tool for 3D printers. It's basically a virtual clay sculpting program. You can also paint your sculpture. Here is the link to download it. Happy printing! (just watch out for nargles)

Posted by LunaTonks 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


3D Computer Modeling Answered

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.  

Asked by physics_dude 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Blender 3D Help

I am trying to make a softbody animation in Blender 2.46, but there is no deflection button so it can git a floor. Is there any other way to make it so the objects react when they hit each other? On the tutorials I have seen there is a tab called softbody collision. Mine only has collision and the options bake and self collision. I don't know if they are using a different version or what. Can anyone help?

Posted by heavy.metal.nguyen 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


3D PRINTER RECOMENDATIONS

Morning all from the shire or Oxford UK My names is Rory, happy to be a member of the site and always enjoy a good discussion Thought it would be helpful for myself and others to start a bit of a debate about 3D printers in general. I build my own 3D printer last year and was happy with it the 6x6x6 results were not the best but better than anything I had produced before, I regreted ever selling it TBH but now the time has come for me to think about getting another. Ideally looking to have a scanning unit too but it is wether to build or buy.......TOO MUCH CHOICE!! Since last year ive seen a massive jump in the tech used in this area and my main questions are: What do each of you use and why that specific printer? Whats your best results ( best object made ) which to people perfer shop brought (ready made) or home made (DIY KIT) If you could choose any 3D printer what would it be? Cheers all, Look forwards to seeing how this thread discusses this topic

Posted by Jedi_zombie85 3 years ago


3d Printing aluminum? Answered

I was thinking about 3d printing aluminum and was wondering if you could do something like this. You have a stainless steel air tight cylinder, surrounded with some refreactory, then nichrome wire, then insulating refreactory. The first layer of refractory is to prevent an electric short between the wire and the stainless steel cylinder. Stainless steel so it will take longer to oxidize. You would fill the cylinder with aluminum, close it, turn on the heater, t would heat up the stainelss steel and aluminum and melt the aluminum. Temperature could be regulated. Air would go to a hole in the top of it, the air would be regulated by a solenoid valve and a a pressure release valve. A needle with come out of the bottom, however it would be bent into a upside down U shape and one side would poke out the bottom, this would preven the aluminum from running out when there wasn't pressure. When the solenoid is open, aluminum comes out, when the solenoid is closed the release valve is opened to get rid of any excess pressure and stop the aluminum flow. This would be put in the place of the the traditional extruder, would this work?

Asked by snowluck2345 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Affordable 3d Printers?

Does anyone know where I can buy a quality, inexpensive 3d printer to get started in 3d printing?

Posted by Chikpeas Brother 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


3D Printing - Metal

Is it true that there are 3d printers that print in metal? If so what kind of 3D Printer is this and about how much do they cost? Oh also how exactly does that work when 3D Printing is supposed to be additive manufacturing and metal isnt a liquid or even flexible at solid states?

Posted by acadena2 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


3d printing for the masses

Collaboration.

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


3D Space Mouse

How to design 3D Space Mouse?What are the Components needed?Which Controller will be better to start the design?

Asked by HemavathiK 7 months ago


3D printing test? Answered

Hi, I haven't got a 3D printer but I do have a model I would like to be test-printed. I have a model designed in sketchup and I was wondering if anyone out there could test it for me to make sure it worked before  posted an instructable on it. Thanks.

Asked by JM1999 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3d Modeling and Printing

Registration for The Cooper Union's Certificate in Digital Representation and Fabrication is now open. Check the website at cooperunion.augusoft.net

Posted by shoestring12 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


PTAM 3D Mapping?

Hi, I've been looking around for a cheap 3D scanning system for fun and I was wondering if anyone has tried out PTAM or PTAMM for 3D  scanning?  Can these programs record point cloud datasets and pass that info to other computer applications (like the Blender point cloud skinner script)  to convert the points into 3D models?  This could be a way to make a 3D scanner for like $10 or $20 (or free if you already have a camera). Here are a couple links for the info: PTAM PTAMM http://ewokrampage.wordpress.com/projects-using-ptam/ Blender Script I was thinking to try it out in a week or two when I have some free time but it'd be fun to know if anyone has some experience with it! Thanks

Posted by greenyouse 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3d printing contests?

Hey I have always wanted a 3d printing contest to show off some of my things that im making( have not made intructable for them yet but im planning on it)

Asked by connorm1440 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


3D CNC Plan

Hi, Is there anyone who can help me get a comprehensive drawings for a 3D CNC woodcarver router with a work area of about 1500mmx3000mmx200 or 300mm ?indicating cost and kg of components. Thank you.

Asked by Northernwoods27 6 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Rotating 2D into 3D

Playing around with making a 3D shape from layers of cardboard. This is a 2D image rotated 180 degrees and then built with 60 layers of laser-cut cardboard. Forgot to document this one so it's in the forum.

Posted by fungus amungus 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Course for 3D pen

Hi,everyone:I am a teacher in primaly school in china,work as teaching 3D and arduino . Do you knowing of the course for 3D printing pen and arduino for primaly school sthdent, where can I to get it? I would like to make friends with someone who works as a maker education. if you do so,please pencil your contact method to me.Thank you!

Posted by 378621421 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Painting 3D prints

Those of you who may have had the occasion to paint a 3D print I'm curious what products and techniques you may have used. I've used one of the Customizer Things to make some name tags and I'd like to paint the raised letters to help them stand out. Any suggestions or methods that work on ABS? Curt

Posted by CurtWG 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3D Printer use

I was wondering if anyone would do some printing for me. I don't have the item designed yet and wasn't really wanting to buy a 3D printer just for one idea so I would need some help designing it and what format it needs to be in.

Posted by wsround 7 months ago  |  last reply 7 months ago


3D Scanning a Locomotive

I know nothing about 3D scanning so hope to find suggestions here. I have a large object I wish to scan and import into Rhino 3D and eventually cut (1:120 scale) on my tabletop CNC mill. The diesel locomotive upper nose has compound curves in its shape. The red rectangles in the illustration mark the area of the locomotive that is difficult to reproduce accurately in a drawing. It is this area I would like to scan. Is there a scanning system somewhere in instructables that is capable of scanning this large area of the diesel locomotive? If so, please point me to it. Thanks much.

Posted by CyValley 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


3d wax printer

Is there a wax 3d wax printer on the market that uses reusable wax (like candle wax) or is it possible/cheaper to just make one? I want to use this for lost wax moldings and I want to be able to reuse most if not all the wax used to make the mold. Any information would be great.

Asked by pmk222 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3D Halftone Art

Hello, I would like to share my new art form with you. Here are a couple of links that would help describe what I am doing.   Any questions, please ask! Thanks again, Jeff http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2125830716/3tone-3dimensional-halftone-art http://technabob.com/blog/2012/02/15/3tone-art-cnc-drilled-halftone-art/ http://3dhalftone.com/ http://jeffreysgroi.com/3D-Haltone

Posted by Jeffrey Sgroi 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


3d Printer RESIN

Hi, i'm planning on buying a SLA printer, but i want to be sure that i can get a good amount of resin at a fair price, i found some places but since i'm from Bolivia-Latin America, the shipping and buying from Us Europe or Asia it becomes quite expensive, sometimes like +65% to 80% of the product itself. If someone knows a DIY resin, or some good places that doesn't cost as much per L or Galon plz let me know and share it with everyone else. Anyway, thx a lot for reading and take your time, i hope i can get an answer. 

Posted by pablopcb 4 years ago


3D Design Contest

I posted an entry for the contest on the deadline (Oct 12th) and would love to see it up for voting... is there a problem with the entry? https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Old-School-Diving-Gear/

Posted by rwinscot 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


3d Printer Extruder Answered

Hi! I want to make a Wades geared extruder. But since i don't have a printer to make the printed parts, i want to make them with wood. So i need to know the dimensions for the parts. The length, breadth and height of main body and idler. and radius of the wheel. an image to what i need  please i need some help. thank you :)

Asked by SowmenD 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


3D printer contest

I was checking out the 3d printer contest information, eager to win, but uncertain what to post as a first-time visitor to This website.  Fortunately, you almost immediately reminded me that my real creative gift is language.  I am pretty sure you meant the "age is upon us," but you typed "the age is upon is" in the opening description of the contest.  Now I have posted something.  It may not be demonstrative of my creativity, but it shows my attention to detail, which is very helpful when it comes to machine care and feeding.

Posted by SuziKO 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


3d Tutorial: Model A Sacred Merkaba For 3D Printing

In this quick tutorial, we model what is known as a Sacred Merkaba for 3d printing or digital asset design.  Symbolic of ancient spirituality and mysticism, this shape has been part of religious iconography for thousands of years.  Geometers and mathematicians recognize it as a Stellated Octahedron, or Star Tetrahedron.  I'm using 3dsmax 2012 for this example, but the techniques can be translated to any capable polygonal modeling package. 3dsmax: Blender 3D:

Posted by JohnM440 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What is a good, cheap, 3D part modeling program? Answered

I need a program to design 3D parts, if I had a few thousands of dollars budget, I would of purchased Inventor or Solidworks but they are much too expensive. Searching the web I only found all kinds of open source programs that are not "professional" enough. I am looking for something cheaper than 100$. Anybody knows about one? Thanks.

Asked by yonch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How would you create a 3D hologram chamber? Answered

Okay, yes, I'm crazy. Now that we've put that behind us, I had a dream about a room where it could be turned into a 3D hologram environment room. Sort of like what they did in the jetsons movie from a while back. Basically, I walked in and found myself in a room where there was a street filled with people, but I could walk through these people and I even stepped out and got "Passed through" by a bus. I woke up immediately, and thought, "That would be AWESOME!!!!" So I stayed up trying to figure out a way to do it. My idea is currently to take 3D animation software and use a series of projectors rigged from the ceiling to project images onto the 4 walls of my basement. Then I would use the 3D glasses that you get in the theater to make it all 3D. This would be a very expensive way to do it, but I think it can be done. Any ideas, even if it is only speculation, would be most welcome. Sincerely Yours, Zelback1

Asked by zelback1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago