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3D Printing

Learn 3D Printing

Keychain

Learn the basics of 3D print design by creating a name keychain using Tinkercad. 

In this project you will learn how to:

  • Create & edit shapes
  • Add text 
  • Group your design elements 

For this project you will need a Tinkercad account, see link below.

There are two learning resources available for this project.  The first is a video explaining how to design a name keychain with two ways to add text to your design. The second is a step-by-step article showing how to make a keychain with curved edges. 

 

Congratulations you finished the first project!

Wondering what to do next? Here are a few suggestions. 

  • Try out Project 2 - Cookie Cutter
  • Learn about where to find 3D object files and more basic 3D printing information in the 3D Printing Resource tab.
  • View the 3D modeling Software tab to learn more about the different programs you can use.

 

Cookie Cutter

Did you know you can 3D print cookie cutters? This project will show you how to use COOKIECAD, a website that can convert your image files into printable STL files. 

In this project you will learn how to: 

  • Make basic adjustments to your design. 
  • Save or share your finished file. 

COOKIECAD has a few basic shapes you can select from to make your cookie cutter file . You can also upload a clipart image or your own drawing to make your cookie cutter design. The first video shows how to use one of the basic shape files provided by COOKIECAD. The second video shows how to use an image file to create your design and how to add a support bar.

Congratulations you finished project 2 - Cookie Cutter!

Wondering what to do next? Here are a few suggestions. 

  • Try out Project 3 - Infill Earrings
  • Learn about where to find 3D object files and more basic 3D printing information in the 3D Printing Resource tab.
  • View the 3D modeling Software tab to learn more about the different programs you can use.

Infill Earrings

Make your own 3D printed earrings using the settings available in Cura.

In this project you will learn how to: 

  • Create a basic shape file in Tinkercard
  • Edit Infill settings in Cura

For this project you will need a Tinkercad account and Cura.  

There are two steps to this project. Step one is to make a basic shape design in Tinkercad or to download a shape design. Step two is to edit the settings in Cura. The article below explains how to edit the settings in Cura and has downloadable files to choose from. To watch the Library’s step by step Facebook Live video for this project, click here.

Congratulations you finished project 3 - Infill Earrings!

Wondering what to do next? Here are a few suggestions.

  • Learn about where to find 3D object files and more basic 3D printing information in the 3D Printing Resource tab.
  • View the 3D modeling Software tab to learn more about the different programs you can use.

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