Category Archives: 3D Printing

OnShape FTW

andygrove   November 6, 2015   No Comments on OnShape FTW

When I purchased my 3D printer almost a year ago, my main interest was in being able to design my own objects to print. I was able to print some simple mounts using SketchUp but have struggled to advance beyond simple designs for a long time. Recently, I learned about OnShape from my local makerspace. OnShape is a browser-based, hosted CAD… Read more »

Making an Ood Translation Sphere

With Halloween approaching, I recently ordered a latex Ood mask from China for around $25. It’s pretty realistic, but the costume would not be complete without a translation sphere, so I had to make one! Here’s a photo of me trying out the full costume for the first time. This was a really simple project that was fun to put together. The… Read more »

First 3D Prints

andygrove   December 23, 2014   No Comments on First 3D Prints

I’ve been learning how to use Sketchup to design parts for 3D printing and have now printed my first useful part – a simple mount for an HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor. There are plenty of designs I could have downloaded from Thingiverse, but I wanted to design my own as a learning exercise. Here’s the rendering of the design in Sketchup: Here is the… Read more »