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Using CodeThread to create 3D objects

Using CodeThread to create 3D objects
A 3D printed, Raspberry Pi-powered, remote control snow blower April 2 The Snow Droid X, in progress. Technically speaking, winter is over, but someone forgot to tell the weather around here. If we’re going to keep having winter, we might as well enjoy it in true maker fashion with a Rasberry Pi-powered snow blower from Kris Kortright . Unlike projects intended for use in the mild climate of a living room, the “Snow Droid” is designed to endure the slightly less hospitable environment of winter and all that entails. The camera and servos are all special watertight models, and the 3D printed head of the snow blower (shown in green) is designed to have water, wind, and impact resistance.

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R: Animating 2D And 3D Plots One great package in R is the animation made by Yihui Xie. And just for fun, we are going to explore that. Our aim is to create simple animated 2D and 3D plots. Here is the first one, 2D of course Kokopelli Quickstart: Machining Parametric Living Hinges A CNC-machined acrylic living hinge, cut on a ShopBot CNC router. Acrylic is quite brittle and will typically snap when bent, however – a pattern of small cuts in the material allows it to become quite flexible. Kokopelli is a parametric, comparative, implicit framework for computer-aided design created by Matthew Keeter. At the moment, kokopelli is suitable for 2D and 3D modeling, and some even use it for PCB design.

Fashion design edging closer to 3D With Fashion Weeks around the globe drumming up much fanfare it’s nice to take a step back from the glitz and glamour of those perched on the catwalk front row, and think about the designers. The industry is devoutly 2D - especially the haute couture of the most desirable labels, being more art than garment - so steps into designing through 3D tools has been a slow one. Last December Dassault Systèmes launched its Fashion Lab, and the engineering software company had previously been working tirelessly with mass consumer brands such as Under Armor in introducing 3D into apparel design. This year sees a more unlikely source of 3D design influence coming from the games industry, with Marvellous Designer 2. From what we can tell from the limited information that has accompanied its UK launch by resellers bluegfx, it is a straightforward games character dresser that can be used with most professional rendering programmes to give incredibly lifelike and detailed movement.

How to make interlocking acrylic designs – Ponoko Community Hub The importance of radii We've written about using 'nodes' with 3D objects made from wood before, but suggested it may not work for acrylic because it is more brittle and less forgiving. However, after working with Drownspire to develop their Vambit toy into a product we could give away at Makerfaire, I discovered that you can successfully use nodes when making with acrylic. There are, however, some tricks to it. Firstly the nodes need to be a bit smaller <0.15mm/0.006" on each side.

i.materialise 3D printing service blog Are you looking for a specific model; but can’t find the right size? Dave Cowden, a mechanical engineer with a passion for 3D printing, came up with the solution: Parametric Parts . An interview! What’s your background? David : «I was educated as a Mechanical Engineer, but I’ve always enjoyed ‘making things’. I moved into the IT industry about 15 years ago, and managed an e-commerce team for 10 years during the dot-com boom.

Assignment 10: Parametric Equations Assignment 10 Parametric Equations Marianne Parsons A parametric curve in a plane is defined as continuous functions in the form: These two equations are called the parametric equations of that curve, and define the ordered pairs (x,y). Design by Code: Laser-Cut Lamp Step #1: PrevNext The laser cutter is an amazing tool that anyone can use! Unfortunately, the majority of computer design software is difficult to use, and requires significant expertise and time to design something unique. We take a new approach by showing users how to use programming and geometric computing to quickly design and build a unique laser-cut lamp.If you don’t know how to program, and the words “geometric computing” sound like some form of math-based punishment, don’t worry. The methods we use are easy and accessible for anyone, even novice coders.

Blog: Say goodbye to unsightly STL triangle misery! Forever! I downloaded Rupert Rawnsley's OpenSCADHorizontal Spool Holder from Thingiverse and printed it on one of my Prusa Mendels. Nothing unusual about that. Except that at no point in the making-chain from Thingiverse to the finished printed object was an STL file used to do the calculations. The spool holder was printed directly from OpenSCAD's CSG representation.