Make - 3d Printing Projects
Toys, Bots, Tools, and Vehicles To Print YourselfeBook - 2015
The promise of 3D printing is locked behind the set of skills needed to make amazing things with it. Even with the widespread availability of free CAD tools like TinkerCAD, OpenSCAD, and SketchUp, figuring out where to start is a challenge: if looking at a blank canvas in a word processor or drawing app gives you pause, imagine how much more intimidating it is with a blank 3D canvas! When you're ready to graduate beyond downloading and printing models from Thingiverse and YouMagine, this book will help you get over the "designer's block" that many face. And 3D-printed models can be so much more than plastic--you'll learn how to augment your projects with motors and electronics. After you finish some of the projects in this book, you'll be ready--and inspired--to design and make your own.
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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.