The possibilities of what can be made with a 3D printer are endless. This guide presents the basics of 3D printing, beginner’s projects, and additional resources to set young makers on their way to becoming masters. With up-to-the-minute information, simple language, and hands-on projects, this is the prefect launching point into the exciting world of 3D printing.
Even if you've never touched a 3D printer, these projects will excite and empower you to learn new skills, extend your current abilities, and awaken your creative impulses. Each project uses a unique combination of electronics, hand assembly techniques, custom 3D-printed parts, and software, while teaching you how to think through and execute your own ideas. Written by the founder of Printrbot, his staff, and veteran DIY authors, this book of projects exemplifies the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities of 3D printing when combined with affordable electronic components and materials. In Make: 3D Printing Projects, you'll: Print and assemble a modular lamp that's suitable for beginners--and quickly gets you incorporating electronics into 3D-printed structures. Learn about RC vehicles by fabricating--and driving--your own sleek, shiny, and fast Inverted Trike. Model a 1950s-style Raygun Pen through a step-by-step primer on how to augment an existing object through rapid prototyping. Fabricate a fully functional, battery-powered screwdriver, while learning how to tear down and reconstruct your own tools. Get hands-on with animatronics by building your own set of life-like mechanical eyes. Make a Raspberry Pi robot that rides a monorail of string, can turn corners, runs its own web server, streams video, and is remote-controlled from your phone. Build and customize a bubble-blowing robot, flower watering contraption, and a DIY camera gimbal.
Over 20 exciting 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments. Using freely available 3D modelling software and without the need for your own 3D printer, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology. Each projects consists of numbered steps that walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or a monster chess set! Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.
This exciting title serves as an access point for students whose interests in the Fab Lab tend toward production and the introduction of new objects into the world around them. It comes packed with tangible examples of projects that can be undertaken by beginner, intermediate, and advanced Fab Lab users. Furthermore, this title acts as a practical guide to better understanding 3D printers and how they can be used in a Fab Lab setting. Most important, the text shows how Fab Lab skills are relevant to students’ STEM classes at school and their development of a career path.
Though they may sound like something out of science fiction, 3-D printers are not only real but also increasingly common. Popular with both the Maker Movement and businesses, the 3-D printer has multiple uses. It’s great for making prototypes and creating cool projects. Some experts even believe that additive manufacturing—or 3-D printing on the industrial level—is the wave of the future. Readers will learn about a variety of 3-D printing methods, weigh the pros and cons of 3-D printing, and discover 3-D printing’s applications in fields as diverse as fashion, food, and medicine.
Create 3D printable models that can help students from kindergarten through grad school learn math, physics, botany, chemistry, engineering and more. This book shows parents and teachers how to use the models inside as starting points for 3D printable explorations. Students can start with these models and vary them for their own explorations. Unlike other sets of models that can just be scaled, these models have the science built-in to allow for more insight into the fundamental concepts. Each of the eight topics is designed to be customized by you to create a wide range of projects suitable for science fairs, extra credit, or classroom demonstrations. Science fair project suggestions and extensive "where to learn more" resources are included, too. You will add another dimension to your textbook understanding of science. What You'll Learn Create (and present the science behind) 3D printed models. Use a 3D printer to create those models as simply as possible. Discover new science insights from designing 3D models. Who This Book Is For Parents and teachers
Get to grips with 3D printing and learn to model designs using Blender About This Book From the author who brought you the first practical look at 3D printing with 3D Printing Blueprints Get a comprehensive coverage of the prototyping techniques you need to know to start printing your own 3D designs Rekindle your mathematical genius to design personalized objects for complex puzzles Who This Book Is For If you're new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Get to know about the different types of 3D printers and their limitations See how Y, H, and T shapes illustrate different ideas of successful 3D design for home 3D printers Set up and configure Blender to model a file for 3D printing Understand material characteristics, printing specifications, tolerances, and design tips Work through the techniques of editing complex meshes, smoothing, combining shapes, and exporting them into STL files for printing Break down complex geometries into multiple simple shapes and model them in layers using Blender Design, manipulate, and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender Master the art of creating meshes, scaling, subdivision, and adding detail with the Boolean modifier as well as sculpting a custom shape Cut a model into small pieces and understand how to design complex interlocking joints that form a part of a jigsaw puzzle In Detail 3D printing has revolutionized the way that global industries conceptualize and design products for mass consumption. Considered as the next “trillion-dollar” business, every industry is in the race to equip its personnel with techniques to prototype and simplify complex manufacturing process. This book will take you through some simple to complex and effective principles of designing 3D printed objects using Blender. There is a comprehensive coverage of projects such as a 3D print-ready octopus pencil holder, which will teach you how to add basic geometric shapes, and use techniques such as extruding and subdividing to transform these shapes into complex meshes. Furthermore, you'll learn to use various techniques to derive measurements for an object, model these objects using Blender, organize the parts into layers, and later combine them to create the desired object with the help of a 3D printable SD card holder ring design project. The final project will help you master the techniques of designing simple to complex puzzles models for 3D printing. Through the course of the book, we'll explore various robust sculpting methods supported by Blender to create objects. You'll move, rotate, and scale the object, and manipulate the view. You'll edit objects with actions such as bends or curves, similar to drawing or building up a clay structure of different shapes and sizes. By the end of the book, you will have gained thorough practical hands-on experience to be able to create a real-world 3D printable object of your choice. Style and approach This is a hands-on guide to the world of 3D printing. With the help of simple to complex projects, you'll learn various techniques to design 3D printable objects using Blender.
66 awesome projects to realize with a 3D printer For Beginners & Advanced!
Author: M.Eng. Johannes Wild
Publisher: Johannes Wild
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book offers you no less than 66 different projects that you can realize using a 3D printer. This book presents models from different categories, such as "Useful & Practical", "Household", "Toys", "Art", and so on. All objects are selected in such a way that they usually offer a helpful function or an actual use once they have been printed. In addition to inspiration about the fascinating possibilities of 3D printing and suggestions for your own projects, this book also gives you individual and valuable tips on the slicing process of the respective objects. The items are divided into different levels of difficulty. You will find very simple projects, such as a simple snap hook, up to quite complex objects, such as a fully functional, mechanical and 3D printed wall clock! Therefore the book is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners. You don't even have to design the respective models first, you can download them (of course free of charge) online and thus get started immediately. The author of the book is an enthusiastic 3D printing practitioner and engineer (M.Eng.). He guides you professionally without using much technical jargon. After a short introduction about how to use this book, the projects are described and slicing tips are given. More than 100 illustrations complete the content of this book and will inspire you to print many awesome projects! This book is generally intended for all people interested in 3D printing. No matter whether only for information purposes about the possibilities of 3D printing or for actual application and realization of some projects. All proceedings are explained in detail. Approx. 180 pages.
A 3D printer can be of use to people in a vast variety of fields. This book details some of the many ways to put 3D printers to great use and it explains the field's best practices. Readers are provided with an overview of materials and their pros and cons, and troubleshooting tips.
Learn to use Blender's modeling tools for 3D printing by creating 4 projects
Author: Vicky Somma
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Build four projects using Blender for 3D Printing, giving you all the information that you need to know to create high-quality 3D printed objects. About This Book A project based guide that helps you design beautiful 3D printing objects in Blender Use mesh modeling and intersections to make a custom architectural model of a house Create a real world 3D printed prosthetic hand with organic modeling and texturing painting Who This Book Is For If you're a designer, artist, hobbyist and new to the world of 3D printing, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge of Blender and geometry will help, but is not essential. What You Will Learn Using standard shapes and making custom shapes with Bezier Curves Working with the Boolean, Mirror, and Array Modifiers Practicing Mesh Modeling tools such as Loop Cut and Slide and Extrude Streamlining work with Proportional Editing and Snap During Transform Creating Organic Shapes with the Subdivision Surface Modifier Adding Color with Materials and UV Maps Troubleshooting and Repairing 3D Models Checking your finished model for 3D printability In Detail Blender is an open-source modeling and animation program popular in the 3D printing community. 3D printing brings along different considerations than animation and virtual reality. This book walks you through four projects to learn using Blender for 3D Printing, giving you information that you need to know to create high-quality 3D printed objects. The book starts with two jewelry projects-- a pendant of a silhouette and a bracelet with custom text. We then explore architectural modeling as you learn to makes a figurine from photos of a home. The final project, a human hand, illustrates how Blender can be used for organic models and how colors can be added to the design. You will learn modeling for 3D printing with the help of these projects. Whether you plan to print at-home or use a service bureau, you'll start by understanding design requirements. The book begins with simple projects to get you started with 3D modeling basics and the tools available in Blender. As the book progresses, you'll get exposed to more robust mesh modeling techniques, modifiers, and Blender shortcuts. By the time you reach your final project, you'll be ready for organic modeling and learning how to add colors. In the final section, you'll learn how to check for and correct common modeling issues to ensure the 3D printer can make your idea a reality! Style and approach The profile pendant teaches background images, Bezier Curves, and Boolean Union. The Mirror Modifier, Boolean Difference, and Text objects are introduced with the coordinate bracelet. Mesh modeling, importing SVG files, and Boolean Intersection help make the house figurine. The human hand illustrates using the Subdivision Surface Modifier for organic shapes and adding color to your designs.