My latest 3D project was to print a sphere with the Seed of Life Design on in. I created it in Tinkercad; Seed of Life. On the bottom of the object I left a 12 mm hole for a LED light.
It took me numerous attempts to get it printed. Finally, I had to add supports to the sphere in Cura, the 3d slicing program, to get it to adhere to the plate. Approximately 10 hours in to the 13 hours print, I noticed the translucent filament that the printer was using was about to run out. I therefore replaced the filament with white.
Here is the final result. The printer obviously needs some more adjusting.
After I put the light in the bottom of the sphere, it look so good I made a video. The video is posted on YouTube. Seed of Life Video
Here are some pictures with the LED light.
I posted the STL file on Youmagine for anyone to download.
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.
This gadget was made with Tinkercad, and is published on Thingiverse and YouMagine.
My father-in-law has shown very interested in the 3D printing. Asking questions about how it works and what can it print. Before Father’s Day, I sat down in from of the computer and said “What can I print for my father-in-law? He plays dominoes every Friday! I can do that!”
I looked up the dimensions for Dominoes; design the dominoes; and created the case to look like a domino.
His own personalized dominoes. I also printed a set for my dad for Father’s Day with his last name on them.
The .stl files can be downloaded from youmagine.com.
I have printed everything that was on the SD Card that came with the printer. The next step is downloading and installing the Cura software. To my disappointment, the Cura software does not let you design 3D objects. It does lets you render the object for 3D printing.
In Cura, there is a link “YM” to Youmagine.com that allows you to share the objects you create. If also lets you download objects created by other individuals. That is where I found this robot. Named Makey Robot by le FabShop.
Yes! He does have movable parts. There was no assembly required. After it was printed, I could move most of the parts. I having problems moving one of it’s ankle and knee parts. Only the 65 piece model was printed.
Print Time: 5 hours 42 minutes
Filament: PLA – 3.43 meters 27 grams
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Shell Thickness: 0.8
Object Size (W, D, H): 62.4, 55.4, 40.5 mm
The search is on for 3D design software. If you have any favorite, let me know.