Learning 3D programs – Tinkercad

jack11
Blog post from Library as Makerspace

It’s time to move on from printing uploaded files to creating 3D objects to print. Tinkercad is the perfect site to begin. (I learned about tickercad from our NCKL Youth Consultant who pointed me to the blog: LIBRARY As MAKERSPACE!) With Halloween coming, a Jack-0-lantern sounded appropriate.

jack1
Uploaded the pumpkin

I found the program to be challenging – probably because I’m not one to go through the tutorials – just like to jump right in!  I did however refer back to the blog several times. Uploading a pumpkin 3D file was the easy part. Carving out the inside and the face was challenging! I learned how to do sizing, grouping and adding workspaces.

jack12
Creating the holes – used a sphere to carve out the inside.

 

jack4
Front view on Tinkercad
jack3
Side view showing the workspace that allowed adding the shapes for the face.

After using the Tinkercad program to “carve out” the pumpkin and the face. I uploaded the file to the flashprint program adding the supports and base.

jack6
Jack-o-Lantern uploaded into the 3D printer software.
jack7
Printing the raft and a few supports

And now… it’s printing.

The Jack-o-lantern is facing the back of the printer.

jack13
The mouth cut out.
jack15
Triangles for eyes

jack14

jack16
Hexagon inside for supports – probably should have made the sphere larger.
jack17
A problem is developing
jack18
Must need more supports on the inside.
jack19
Looks good from this angle
jack20
Not so great from the top

Live and Learn – another day!

 

 

 

Leave a Comment

error: Content is protected !!