Have you ever wanted to turn your head into a disembodied candy jar? Well now you can! In this video I’ll show you how to use 3D Scanning to recreate your zombified head and hollow it out to fill with delicious candy treats. You will need a Camera or Smartphone, 3D Printer, Meshmixer, 123D Catch, LED Throwies and LOTS of lollies.
In this episode of Let’s Print! We’ll be 3D printing custom My Little Pony figurines using the Ponylumen Pony Creator! This tutorial is in-depth and very thorough so as to cover all the steps in full, please be sure to watch the entire tutorial!
There are a lot of ways to fix bad mesh files for printing, but what if the mesh file has colour data? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use the Erase and Fill feature in Meshmixer to repair holes and gaps, while blending in surrounding colours for great looking, full colour 3D prints. Be sure to subscribe for the Advanced Series of 3D Scan editing where we’ll combine this technique with several more difficult steps to fix a very bad actual 3D Scan and preserve it’s colour at the same time.
Sometimes, some features need enhancing or tweaking before they can be printed. Luckily, the create face groups feature in Meshmixer makes selecting these complex areas a snap!
Arranging and organising lots of small parts in the same 3D Print build can be tedious at the best of times – once again meshmixer to the rescue with the Layout and Packing tool!
In this video I’ll show you some artistic and functional uses of the crazy powerful ‘make pattern’ tool in Meshmixer. You can use this tool to turn any mesh into an artistic piece, or with a bit of tweaking – can create amazing, lightweight honeycomb filled parts for printing.
In part 3 of Let’s Print! Chivalry: Medieval warfare, we’re going to be thickening up the zweihander using meshmixer Extrude, Makesolid and Fix for minimum thickness features. Even though you may have a perfectly good, printable stl file for printing – it may still fail! This can be due to features being too small, thin or delicate for the printer to reproduce. Luckily you can use meshmixer to thicken up these delicate parts to create much better looking, stronger 3D Models.
Meshmixer is an amazingly powerful bit of free software for 3D Printing… However the documentation leaves a lot to be desired. In this video I’ll show you 10 different ways you can use Meshmixer for all kinds of tasks – including one really handy work around for bringing in ‘lots’ of files at once!
This video outlines my design process in creating the spinner along with all the tweaks and changes made to get it to work. Nothing is ever designed perfectly first time around! Always test, iterate and improve.
I recently designed these little coins to quickly test different kinds of filaments. In this video, I’ll show you how I designed them so you can make your own custom Maker Coins! Great for testing sample filaments, giving out your logo at Maker Faires and Hackerspaces… Replacement for business cards even!
Tinkerplay lets you create easily 3D Printable Robots, Monsters and figurines right from your Android, iOS or Windows 8.1 device. Tinkerplay is also now integrated into Tinkercad, allowing you to easily mash up the stock parts with other files for custom creations!
I’m sick of Redbull cans falling over in my car and spilling their contents everywhere! As a huge fan of energy drinks, you can imagine the rage and fury I feel when it happens – let alone it’s precious sticky contents coating your favourite shoes or backpack. Let’s fix that with Onshape and 3D Printing! I’ve been playing with Onshape for a little while now, and thought it would be fun to walk through the steps I take; from ideation/concept sketching, to concept development, and finally 3D Model and 3D Print. You will also notice I sketch…
Some of the clips that hold the legs on my mum’s Worm Farm have gone missing! But thanks to the power of 3D Printing – and reverse engineering – the day is saved! At least for the worms. In this video I’ll run you through my process of 3D Modelling replacement clips using Onshape and my Fabrikator Mini using PLA plastic.