3D Printing Your Hand Sketches

While CAD applications are the most popular method for turning ideas into 3D models suitable for printing on a 3D printer, they do have their limitations. Most CAD applications are designed to allow users to create objects by manipulating “primitives,” or basic 3D shapes such as the sphere, cube, and pyramid. Some do offer a …

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Tutorial: Finding Ways to Overcome Limitations in CAD Apps

If you’re going to be using a 3D printer to create objects that will be used in larger projects, you’ll obviously need a good CAD application to assist with the design of your objects to be printed. My favorite is Tinkercad — it’s free to use, it has a simple interface, and you can save …

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The Printeer — 3D Printer for Kids

Well, that didn’t take long! Mission Street Manufacturing in Santa Barbara, California has just kicked off its crowdfunding of a new 3D printer specifically geared towards young children. It’s called the Printeer, and it’s the combination of a small yet colorful 3D printer and an iPad app that looks to be simple for young users …

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