In January, I created one tile/design/pattern/window a day for 31 days. Each tile is 4″ x 4″ x 0.252″ or 101.6mm x 101.6mm x 6.4mm, which should work very well for 3d Printing. Here are examples of some of the tiles I created. They are just designs and patterns, there is no hidden meaning behind a tile.
What can you create with these tiles? I created a Glass Tower in Tinkercad with the 31 tiles. The only tile I reused was the last tile, the bottom tile, the tile I used for the floor. Below are pictures of my Glass Tower. The 3D view is available at this link: Glass Tower
All the tiles are available for copying and tinkering on Tinkercad. What can you make with these tiles? A square, a window in a building, a charm for a necklace. Just use your imagination and log on and search for sarahcath under People to find a design.
In 2015, I received a 3D Printer for Christmas. Instead of printing designs that other people created, I wanted to create my own items. I found Tinkercad. It has lessons that taught me the basics of using Tinkercad. The first building I created was a Church. If you look inside the building, you can see the pews, podium, altar, flowers, and on back of the pews you can see hymn books and pencils.
After I created my Two-Story House, the next major design I did was of a Train Engine. Afterwards, I designed a coal car, caboose, passenger car, and livestock car. I had a complete train that was designed to Gn15 Model Train scale. The livestock car design gave birth to one of my most copied designs, the Cow. Currently, the 3D printed train and a bunch of cows are sitting on a shelf.
In 2020, I started working on buildings for a town that my train could make a stop. The first build was the Train Station followed by eight other buildings. The ninth building I created for my Railroad Town was the Barber Shop. There are a lot of pictures in the post because when you design the inside of building, it takes a lot of work to design furniture and decorated the inside.
First was the Barber Shop. Since I had people coming into my town, they would need a place to get their hair trimmed. Traditionally, the Barber Pole had three colors: Red, Blue, and White. I wanted my shop to stand out, so made the front of the building to match the Barber’s Pole. A traditional Barber Shop is not very large, so I added benches on the outside for customers to wait.
Barber Shops needs a chair. I designed an old-fashioned Barber Chair. I created combs and bottles to place on the counter. Put mirrors on the walls. Designed a coat rack and benches for customer, and place signs on the back wall, including one that had prices.
I provided the Barber a room in the back with a wardrobe and stove to keep warm.
I had these nice-looking barber chair, what else could this chair be use for besides cutting hair? I got it, the town dentist. Someone will have a tooth ache one day. I placed the Town Dentist upstairs with a boarding room above the Barber Shop. A bookcase was added to the Dentist’s Quarters, because he would need reference materials.
A bench and a door were added to the back of the building so the residences could enjoy the evening after a long day’s work.
I never created a two-building design for my Railroad Town. I decided that a Millinery (Hat Shop) would go well with my Barber Shop. People without air conditioning would need a hat to keep the sun off of their heads. I designed the hats, hat rack, rocking chair, and fabric bundles for the Millinery. The flower garden was added to the back of the Millinery to give Lily a nice place to relax. Look at the sign, Lily has a sense of humor.
I have created buildings for my Railroad Town using Tinkercad. The last building I created was the town’s mercantile. If you look at the front of the building, you will notice that I created some bags of flour along with other supplies.
My thought was if the town mercantile sold flour, they would a supplier for that product. Hence, the water mill for the town was conceived. Originally, I was going to design the mechanism use to grind the grain, but it is complex. If you look in the inside you will see the beginning of the mechanism. I may complete it one day.
First I created the water wheel, which match the gears on the inside. Then I created the building. I needed a trough to direct water on to the water wheel.
The terrain had to be create and adjusted to support the trough.
The door was above water level so I needed a path to enter the building.
I copied my horses and wagon from the Tinkercad design I made for the Town Livery and loaded the wagon with copies of the flour from the town’s Mercantile design file. I just noticed the horses do not have their harness on, let me go correct that.
If you would like to see the 3D design for this building, please visit Tinkercad.
Many years ago I created a 3d train in Tinkercad. My goal was to create all the buildings I needed for a Railroad town. (Yes, I am slow featuring the buildings here.) My Railroad Town, which I named Sunrise, has a Train Station, Saloon, Bank and other buildings. The citizens of this town would need a place to buy and sell goods; the Railroad Town Mercantile was created. Yes, I could have name in General Store, but I wanted a more sophisticated name.
This building was created in Tinkercad, which is a easy to use 3D modeling program which it free to use. It is own by Autodesk and it is their apparent their goal it to teach students how to design. This is the link to view the 3d Railroad Town Mercantile building in Tinkercad.
There is no inside of the building. I created items for placement on the porch; barrels, flour bags, crates of apples and oranges, and fabric rolls.
Note the hinge and lock on the back door. If these items were normal size and 3d printed, they would actually function.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Christopher Fet’s designs of trains and train tracks is impressive. But, Christopher Fet provides a great example of giving created to other designers when he uses pieces of their designs in his work. According to his profile, he only been using Tinkercad since July 2020. You can see Christopher Fet’s other designs on Tinkercad.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Military Sniper 007 obviously like designing military based vehicle. Their profile states: “My name is Lev Kulko, I just like designing and making ww2 things. it is what I do in my spare time really. I’m basically addicted to ww2. I also play War Thunder and Roblox” Military Sniper 007 does an awesome job recreating vehicles. Maybe one day they will design the larger versions. Click here to view all of their designs in Tinkercad.
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.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. pbretzger designs are unique and interesting. I love their use of color. Their profile states they have been using Tinkercad since September 2020.
There are so many designers in Tinkercad that never get recognized, so I decided that I would start recognizing them on my blog. Ella Zhong’s designs are awesome. The designs shows that she is not only creative in creating the designs, but writing the story behind the design. Ella Zhong profile states:
Ｈｉ ｔｈｅｒｅ, and welcome to my profile! I’m a fifth grader, and I like reading books, messing with designs and also science. All my designs are made by me, no copies! (Unless I’m in a contest.)
If you look closely, every design has my hibiscus-based flower badge hidden in it! If you find it, tell me in the comments the approximate location, so others can find it too. For example: “The flower is hidden in a tapestry in your house.”
You can see all of Ella Zhong’s designs on Tinkercad.
The next building I designed for my Railroad Town and the Saloon. I now had the Train Station were people disembark, these people needed some place to relax. I decided to design some of the interior of the Saloon. It needed tables and chairs, a bar, and a player piano.
The horse was export as a STL and imported into this design. I changed it color to black.