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Maker projects

Linux 3D design and 3D printing

When starting out with a 3D printer then many will just print creations from others such as the resources on Thingiverse. It is not too difficult to get started in designing your own creations.

There are a variety of tools available on Linux that support creating 3D models and then tools that can convert those ready for 3D printing. Some of these are explained in the projects below.

Some of the insipiration for these 3D projects is our G-Scale outdoor model railway. Other projects are related to cases for Raspberry Pi projects and games etc.

3D modelling with Blender and 3D printing

Blender is an open source 3D design tool. A drawing tool for creating 3D objects, animations and even games.

Screen shot 3D model created in Blender on a Raspberry Pi

This is a short talk for the Raspberry Pi Birthday 2018. It's about what Blender is and how it can be used as a tool when looking to create computer games.
There's also a presentation from a CodeClub meeting which talks about Blender and TinkerCAD.

3D CAD using TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD is a web-based 3D design tool. It runs in a web browser so can be accessed from a Linux computer as long as you have an active Internet connection. It's very easy to use for simple designs.

Screenshot of TinkerCAD used to create models for a 3D printer

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