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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 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.)  

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: 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.  

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