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 3D printed part. This was a medium resolution print in PLA.


The ultrasonic sensor fits quite snugly, but I’d probably need to use some hot glue to secure it in place. This feels like a good first step in 3D design though.


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