Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thought to Thing in 2hrs or Less - 3d Print & Design Workshop

The "iPod Cord Cleat".
Designed by Raven Gildea (design inspiration), Larry James[a.k.a. Wulf Design] (CAD & Print operator), and the other participants of the 3d Print & Design Workshop.

With a Makerbot Cupcake CNC we Collaborative Designed and Printed a "iPod Cord Cleat" in about an hour and a half. One of the participants (Raven Gildea) proposed the design, basic function, and shape. I ran the CAD software and the class gave direction on how to best implement the design and make it functional within the print parameters of the Makerbot.

Having extra sets of minds and eyes helped speed the design process, catching potential errors before the moving on to the printing stage of the workshop.

The first design and print was completely functional after a little clean up with a knife.
Way to go guys!

The design now resides on Thingiverse for anyone whom want to print it out and/or modify the design.

Here are some pictures from the class.








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