Week5 Assignment

  • test the design rules for your printer(s) (group project)
  • design and 3D print an object (small, few cm) that could not be made subtractively
  • 3D scan an object (and optionally print it) (extra credit: make your own scanner)

Design and 3D print an object

I used Antimony to design one of my favorit cartoon: Elizabeth

Just a simple version:

Here's my Antimony design file you can download.

In our lab, we use gcode format for 3D printers. So I converted from .stl to .gcode in cura.

First, I tried this one which DIYed by the lab:

A half hour test:

Then I tried this one:

It took one hour to finish:

3D scan an object

In our lab we use this 3D scan machine:

First, you should download and install the software.

Tips for scanning:

It's easy to lost tracking:

Finally, I got my body scan through my classmate's help:

And the 3D scan file is here for download.

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