The next building I designed for my Railroad Town is the Bank. With the Railroad Station, Saloon, Livery, and others a lot of commerce would be conducted in the town, the town would need a place for the residence to store their funds. I did not create a inside for the bank, because I wanted to print the design. See the 3d Bank in Tinkercad.
Here is the Ferris Wheel I created with Tinkercad. If I were to deconstruct Ferris Wheel, it’s parts can be 3d printed and reassembled. Maybe one day, I will test this theory. I am tempted to create people to ride the Ferris Wheel.
Link to the Ferris Wheel in Tinkercad: Ferris Wheel
Link to the Ferris Wheel in Thingverse: Ferris Wheel
Three years ago, I designed this Balloon Cart in Tinkercad. I thought I would feature it in this blog because I been finishing up another similar project. This design has been downloaded numerous times from Tinkercad. I think they are just after my balloons.
Here is the link to view it in Tinkercad: Balloon Cart
This link will let you view it in MakerBot Thinkverse: Balloon Cart
I do not believe that it can be 3D printed without some tinkering.
Another three house painted from my Rescued Houses series. Why are they called “Rescued Houses.” In August 2016, South Louisiana had what some believed to be a 1000 year flood. The storage unit which held these houses flooded. These plaster houses were in water for over week. There is minor damage to all the houses, but that may add to their charm.
The entire story is in Part One.
Notice the Railroad Crossing sign. It is not original to the house. The original sign is currently missing, which means it could be in another box. Therefore, I created the sign in Tinkercad, printed with my 3D printer, and painted the sign. I only had to print one sign, because I got the measurements right on the first design.
I do not believe that Amazon is spying on us, but there are a numerous hackers in the world. And, getting dressed in front of a camera….
This privacy shield is for the Amazon Echo Show to cover the camera. It will put the device to sleep because it can not detect movement in the room. You can still access the three buttons on top of the device with the shield installed.
The Camera is in the top center of the device.
I put “Alexa” on the shield because that is the wake up word for the AI.
I know Christmas is over and the new year has started, but this was my main adventure for November and December.
Many months ago, I got the idea that this year’s Christmas card would be 3D printed. After many rough drafts, I decided on the “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” design.
The initial design phase went smoothly. And then, I had more ideas. The words on the tree should turn, so the tree would look like it had stagger branches. The words on the tree should be readable from any angle. Oh, it need a tree skirt and the simplest design would have stars on the skirt.
It then occurred to me the tree needed a train going around it. Well, the train could not literally go around it, because the size of the train. My printer would not be able to print the tiny detail the train would need to allow it’s wheels to turn.
I still was not entirely happy with the tree skirt. The tree needed presents. I designed three unique presents and place them under the tree scaling them to different sizes and placing them under the tree at different angles.
Designing the tree was the easy part. Printing the tree out, proved to be the most challenging part. The filament started grinding. I regularly had be dismantle the extruder box to remove filament. I also had to dismantle and reassemble the printer head on no least three occasions to correct issues. That is why only 6 of these Christmas tree were sent to friends and family.
There were eight .stl files created to print the tree.
The .stl files can be downloaded from youmagine.com.
Even though it is the last car on a train, it is the 3rd car in my train series, the Caboose. After looking several train cars, I redesign the wheel attachment. I named the train the “Midnight Express” because the entire train will be print in black.
I place items inside the car. Table chairs, stove, sink, bench, barrels, crates, and platforms to look out the top windows to view the entire train.
The ladders are not fitting together quite right, but these are delicate.
The next car will be the passenger car. I believe the train will need a box car and a cattle car. Do I need a tank car? Were they in use when trains ran off of coal. May be a log car and a sleeper car. There many of choices.
Object Size (W, D, H): 27, 136.43, 62.51 mm