This book is full of amazing ideas to design and make. As I’ve probably mentioned here before, I really want a 3D printer but have yet to be able to come up with enough things that I would want to make to make buying one worth my while. This book gave me a good starting point at some potential projects! The book goes through how 3D printers work, what materials you need, and some tips in how to use the 3D printing software in order to make shapes. There’s also information on what to do after your item has been printed. Some of the items I would like to try to make that are featured in this book include: a desk caddy, an impossible box, stamps!, coat hooks, frames, magnets and a troll family!
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About the Book
This user-friendly family guide to 3-D printing is packed with exciting ideas for how to design and print your own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments, and doesn’t even require any specialist software.
Using freely available software, 3-D Printing Projects provides inspiration and step-by-step visual instruction for both simple builds and more complicated pieces—from key rings and money boxes to chess boards and model cars. From designing to scanning to modeling to digital sculpting to slicing to printing, this how-to guide covers it all. Information on the 3-D printing revolution and the science behind how it works is also included, so kids can learn even before doing.
Supporting STEAM initiatives and the Maker Movement, 3-D Printing Projects is sure to get young makers creating and innovating.