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A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing

3d printing

14 Simple Toy Designs to Get You Started

A Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing is written for those who would like to experiment with 3D design and manufacturing, but have little or no technical experience with the standard software. Professional engineer Mike Rigsby leads readers step-by-step through fourteen simple toy projects, each illustrated with screen caps of Autodesk 123D Design, the most common free 3D software available. The projects are later described using Sketchup, another free popular software package.

For print/design files, go to Thingiverse.


Instructables Projects


                           Santa’s Shop 2016

Santa’s Shop, a techno/art installation that took over 2000 hours to build, will be on display daily this December, operating from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M. in the window at:

Brightway Insurance Agency               

9127 SW 52nd Ave, Gainesville FL  32608

The Village Journal published an article about the shop here.

Click here or on the image to see a video of Santa’s Shop in action.

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  To see the development of Santa’s Shop, go here.

Mato, coming in next issue of Make Magazine

The Ultracapacitor Powered Robot

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Pretty Useless Machine—featured on Instructables.com—posted in their Dec. 1 newsletter to 2 million viewers

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            Froggy World—a 2013 Project

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Over 150,000 visitors at Maker Faire, San Mateo

To contact Mike use   mrigsby@pipeline.comhttp://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-Useless-Machine/

© Michael Rigsby 2015