Even if you've never touched a 3D printer, these projects will excite and empower you to learn new skills, extend your current abilities, and awaken your creative impulses. Each project uses a unique combination of electronics, hand assembly techniques, custom 3D-printed parts, and software, while teaching you how to think through and execute your own ideas. Written by the founder of Printrbot, his staff, and veteran DIY authors, this book of projects exemplifies the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities of 3D printing when combined with affordable electronic components and materials. In Make: 3D Printing Projects, you'll: Print and assemble a modular lamp that's suitable for beginners--and quickly gets you incorporating electronics into 3D-printed structures. Learn about RC vehicles by fabricating--and driving--your own sleek, shiny, and fast Inverted Trike. Model a 1950s-style Raygun Pen through a step-by-step primer on how to augment an existing object through rapid prototyping. Fabricate a fully functional, battery-powered screwdriver, while learning how to tear down and reconstruct your own tools. Get hands-on with animatronics by building your own set of life-like mechanical eyes. Make a Raspberry Pi robot that rides a monorail of string, can turn corners, runs its own web server, streams video, and is remote-controlled from your phone. Build and customize a bubble-blowing robot, flower watering contraption, and a DIY camera gimbal.
Over 20 exciting 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments. Using freely available 3D modelling software and without the need for your own 3D printer, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology. Each projects consists of numbered steps that walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or a monster chess set! Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.
The possibilities of what can be made with a 3D printer are endless. This guide presents the basics of 3D printing, beginner’s projects, and additional resources to set young makers on their way to becoming masters. With up-to-the-minute information, simple language, and hands-on projects, this is the prefect launching point into the exciting world of 3D printing.
Though they may sound like something out of science fiction, 3-D printers are not only real but also increasingly common. Popular with both the Maker Movement and businesses, the 3-D printer has multiple uses. It’s great for making prototypes and creating cool projects. Some experts even believe that additive manufacturing—or 3-D printing on the industrial level—is the wave of the future. Readers will learn about a variety of 3-D printing methods, weigh the pros and cons of 3-D printing, and discover 3-D printing’s applications in fields as diverse as fashion, food, and medicine.
Get to grips with 3D printing and learn to model designs using Blender About This Book From the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing Blueprints Get a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designs Rekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects for complex puzzles Who This Book Is For If you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Get to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitations See how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printers Set up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printing Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips Work through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender Master the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier as well as sculpting a custom shape Cut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzle In Detail 3D printing has revolutionized the way that global industries conceptualize and design products for mass consumption. Considered as the next “trillion-dollar” business, every industry is in the race to equip its personnel with techniques to prototype and simplify complex manufacturing process. This book will take you through some simple to complex and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. There is a comprehensive coverage of projects such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. Through the course of the book, we'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender to create objects. You'll move, rotate, and scale the object, and manipulate the view. You'll edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice. Style and approach This is a hands-on guide to the world of 3D printing. With the help of simple to complex projects, you'll learn various techniques to design 3D printable objects using Blender.
This book offers you no less than 66 different projects that you can realize using a 3D printer. This book presents models from different categories, such as "Useful & Practical", "Household", "Toys", "Art", and so on. All objects are selected in such a way that they usually offer a helpful function or an actual use once they have been printed. In addition to inspiration about the fascinating possibilities of 3D printing and suggestions for your own projects, this book also gives you individual and valuable tips on the slicing process of the respective objects. The items are divided into different levels of difficulty. You will find very simple projects, such as a simple snap hook, up to quite complex objects, such as a fully functional, mechanical and 3D printed wall clock! Therefore the book is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. You don't even have to design the respective models first, you can download them (of course free of charge) online and thus get started immediately. The author of the book is an enthusiastic 3D printing practitioner and engineer (M.Eng.). He guides you professionally without using much technical jargon. After a short introduction about how to use this book, the projects are described and slicing tips are given. More than 100 illustrations complete the content of this book and will inspire you to print many awesome projects! This book is generally intended for all people interested in 3D printing. No matter whether only for information purposes about the possibilities of 3D printing or for actual application and realization of some projects. All proceedings are explained in detail. Approx. 180 pages.
3D printing was once only known through science fiction, such as Star Trek, the popular 1960s TV series. But inventors and engineers on Earth began experimenting in real life with 3D printing to find faster ways to develop and build prototypes, using computers, ultraviolet lasers, and printable materials. Now, there are many innovative uses for 3D printing. Yet 3D printing has drawbacks. Chemicals used in 3D printing can be toxic, and legal experts are not sure how to protect 3D printing inventions so that others do not steal ideas. Learn how 3D printing works and how we can keep up with the safety, health, and legal challenges that lie ahead.
Create 3D printable models that can help students from kindergarten through grad school learn math, physics, botany, chemistry, engineering and more. This book shows parents and teachers how to use the models inside as starting points for 3D printable explorations. Students can start with these models and vary them for their own explorations. Unlike other sets of models that can just be scaled, these models have the science built-in to allow for more insight into the fundamental concepts. Each of the eight topics is designed to be customized by you to create a wide range of projects suitable for science fairs, extra credit, or classroom demonstrations. Science fair project suggestions and extensive "where to learn more" resources are included, too. You will add another dimension to your textbook understanding of science. What You'll Learn Create (and present the science behind) 3D printed models. Use a 3D printer to create those models as simply as possible. Discover new science insights from designing 3D models. Who This Book Is For Parents and teachers
3D printing is a nothing short of revolutionary. There may be no other technology that enables the at-home inventor or artist to design, create, and "print" their own parts, artwork, or whatever else can be imagined. Idiot's Guides: 3D Printing takes the true beginner through all of the steps necessary to design and build their own 3D printer and design and print whatever their imagination can conjure up (even another 3D printer). Readers will learn all of the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing, and then teach them to take their new skills to the next level to print some simple, fun projects. For readers not interested in building their own 3D printer, there are tips and advice for buying a manufactured printer, buying materials, finding plans and projects online, and much, much more.
Learn to model, print, and fabricate your own 3D designs—all with no prior experience! This easy-to-follow, fun guide is full of hands-on 3D printing projects that will inspire makers of all types, ages, and skill levels. The book features highly illustrated, DIY examples that show, step-by-step, how to put 3D printing technology to work in your own designs. 3D Printer Projects for Makerspaces starts with simple one-piece items and then gradually introduces more complex techniques to make solid, flexible, and multi-piece snap-together creations. Screenshots, diagrams, and source code are provided throughout. Projects include a key charm, topo map, Spirograph game, polygon hat, phone case—even a realistic model plane! • Covers Autodesk Fusion, AutoCAD, Inkscape, SketchUp, Vetric Cut 2D, and more • Shows how to use 3D analysis tools to save time and cut waste • Written by a dedicated maker and college instructor
This book provides insights into the possibilities, realities and challenges of the rapidly evolving world of 3D printing or additive manufacturing. Contributors cover the applications for 3D printing, available materials, research, and the business of additive manufacturing from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As an important part of the Women in Science and Engineering book series, the work highlights the contribution of women leaders in additive manufacturing, inspiring women and men, girls and boys to enter and apply themselves to world of 3D printing and be a part of bringing the true potential of 3D printing to fruition. The book features contributions of prominent female engineers, scientists, business and technology leaders in additive manufacturing from academia, industry and government labs. Provides insight into women’s contributions to the field of additive manufacturing; Presents information from academia, research, government labs and industry into advances and applications in the rapidly evolving and growing field of 3D printing; Includes applications in industries such as medicine, aerospace, and automotive.