3D printers

Design a Water Tile in Tinkercad

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing a water tile from the Primitive Modeling with Tinkercad project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use shape generators, the ruler tool, and change object parameters.

Design a Forest Tile in Tinkercad

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing a forest tile from the Primitive Modeling with Tinkercad project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use basic geometric shapes to construct complex objects.

Design a Mountain Tile in Tinkercad

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing a mountain tile from the Primitive Modeling with Tinkercad project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use the hole tool to cut away from objects.

Design a Four-Point Connector in 123D Design

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing the four-point connector from the Solid Modeling with 123D Design project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use the snap tool with sketches. (Note: Your project will have different dimensions if you are using a different balsa wood size to make your bridge.)

Design an Arc Connector in 123D Design

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing the arc connector from the Solid Modeling with 123D Design project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use the offset sketch tool and merge two solids together. (Note: Remember your project will have different dimensions if you are using a different balsa wood size to make your bridge.)

Design a Hexagonal Connector in 123D Design

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing the hexagonal connector from the Solid Modeling with 123D Design project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Learn how to use the circular pattern tool and subtract solids from other solids. (Note: Remember your project will have different dimensions if you are using a different balsa wood size to make your bridge.)

Modeling Strength Test Beams in 123D Design

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing strength test beams from the Solid Modeling with 123D Design project in MakerBot in the Classroom. Test the strength of different 3D modeled beams to better understand how design decisions affect print durability. Explore different sketch tools and learn how to subtract material with the extrude tool. (Note: the copy + paste function used in this walkthrough uses the keyboard shortcut ctrl/cmd+c to copy, and ctrl/cmd+v to paste.)

Watch this video for a walkthrough of designing a simple heart shaped box in Tinkercad.

MakerBot Learning | ABS Filament

Learn the properties and discover the benefits of choosing MakerBot’s ABS filament for your next 3D print.

MakerBot Learning | PLA Filament

Discover the properties and explore the benefits of using MakerBot’s PLA filament for your next 3D print.

MakerBot Learning | PLA & ABS Filament

Get the facts that will help you choose between MakerBot’s PLA and ABS filament for your next 3D print.

MakerBot Learning Tips: Exporting Files

This MakerBot Learning Tip covers exporting files from MakerBot Desktop. Files can be exported to a storage device or sent directly to your 3D printer. Here are some best practices as you get ready to print.

MakerBot Learning Tips: Print Settings

This MakerBot Learning Tip covers the print settings in MakerBot Desktop. Print settings allow you to dictate how your print will be made. Experiment with print settings to affect the printed object’s strength, surface quality, weight, and print time.

MakerBot Learning Tips: How to Lay Out Files

This MakerBot Learning Tip covers how to lay out files in MakerBot Desktop. It provides general guidelines on how to rotate and position your files on your build plate.

MakerBot Learning Tips: What is MakerBot Desktop?

This MakerBot Learning Tip explains what MakerBot Desktop is. MakerBot Desktop serves as the utility where you pick your print settings, and translates your 3D files into the language of your 3D printer.

MakerBot Learning | Speedy Architect Project – Tinkercad Tutorial

This video is part of the Speedy Architect Project by MakerBot Learning.   The 3D printed parts were designed in Tinkercad. As an extension activity, prompt students to design their own connector pieces to improve their design.

MakerBot Learning: SVG Conversion for Art Connector Set

The video takes you through manipulating contrasts on a photograph, converting to SVG, and finally importing and sizing in Tinkercad. This conversion process can be used for making many custom shapes from drawings in Tinkercad, not just for this lesson!   This video walkthrough is paired with the Art Connector Set (SVG Conversion Project) found on Thingiverse.

MakerBot | Repacking the MakerBot Replicator Mini+

This video gives you all the essential info for repacking your new Replicator Mini+. Follow along to learn what’s included in the box, how to pack and what you need to do in case you want to travel with the Replicator Mini+.

MakerBot | Repacking the MakerBot Replicator+

This video gives you all the essential info for repacking your new MakerBot Replicator+. Follow along to learn what’s included in the box, how to pack and what you need to do in case you want to travel.

MakerBot | Unboxing the MakerBot Replicator Mini+

This video gives you all the essential info for unboxing your new Replicator Mini+. Follow along to learn what’s included in the box, how to unpack and what you need to do in case you want to travel with the Replicator Mini+.