OpenSCAD and DXF import

OpenSCAD and DXF import

I was thinking about making a base for the Furby driver in my Upcycle It design challenge. To model the base, I took the existing base and drew around it. I then scanned the image and imported it into Inkscape.

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Thoughts on 3D Modelling

Thoughts on 3D Modelling

For the Upcycle It Design Challenge I’ve been creating a few models in OpenSCAD to augment my RC car. The first one I printed was a support for the Intel Edison in the style of some car parts. I’ve also

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First make of the year

First make of the year

The first make of the year was a bit of 3D printing. I am road testing a Bitscope Blade over on Element14 and wanted to mount my disk and power supply on a board. Design After failing to find anything

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OpenSCAD two types of function

OpenSCAD two types of function

I’ve been experimenting with OpenSCAD for some time and was building some plates to attach some components together. For these I needed a rounded corner rectangle with some regularly spaced holes. I knew that you could create module functions that

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A knight to scare dragons

A knight to scare dragons

Although the Dragon Detector project video has been submitted, I wanted incorporate some of my original ideas which got cut due to time constraints. Rob Ives’ Knight model is excellent but I’d always intended to build an moving 3D model

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Dancing gnomes, OpenSCAD and 3D printing

Dancing gnomes, OpenSCAD and 3D printing

For the gnomes workshop at the weekend I wanted to create a dancing gnomes display using one of the motors. The stepper motor was smallest so fitted the requirement the best. I found an example of a planetary gear arrangement

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Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Pi Zero Case and 3D Printer Spool

Last week I had an email from Pimoroni telling about the new Pi Zero. So I promptly ordered one as I thought the board had a lot of potential. Pi Zero Case Whilst I was waiting for it it arrive,

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3D printing small details

3D printing small details

For the Enchanted Cottage project I decided to make the mechanism for moving the figures using a 3D printer. I thought that ABS plastic would be a good material as the parts would be light weight and by printing them

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