I have modelled an Arduino coaster, to place my drink. I use an arduino (kloon) for little youtube tutorials. I get my microcontrollers from China (Shenzen) cause they are so cheap. I also order a couple of sensors (also from Shenzen) and i start copying sketches (codes) and projects from youtube. It is really fun to do. At Aliexpress i buy all this stuff for around 20,- euro (~$20,-). Arduino is open source, so any company can remake these microcontrollers. You can ofcourse also choose to buy an original Arduino, this way you support the brand directly.
This is a standard size coaster (100 by 100 by 5 mm), to fit in my coasterholder:
I used a skirt, just to prime my nozzle extra. I have printed this model in Ultimaker white PLA. With a 0.2mm layerheight and 10% infill.
I picked a logo from my browser and have put it in svg format in inktscape. Opened the svg file in blender and made it a 3D object. In meshmixer i have repaired the file; and erased some aspects. In meshmixer i have also added a coaster. Than i have merged the coaster with the picture after scaling the picture. Saved it as a STL file and sliced it for printing. Cause the model has still some issues even after repairing it in meshmixer; i have decided to export it into Netfabb Online Service. This is an app i discovered recently after using MakePrintable. Cause MakePrintable in my opion only gives us 3 procedures of fixing an STL file and, with Netfabb Online Service the frequency of STL fix procedures is unlimited, my choice was clear. It worked well for me and i could slice the model without any problems.
If you would like to know how i design a 2D picture (google) into a 3D model.
Use this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6cmClwLhz8 (video is under 6 min.)
2D to 3D in Blender
Raimon Elctrncs is a 3D designer. Has been designing since 2017. He is an active member of several websites dedicated to the sharing of user-created digital design files. He finished the project of building a Velleman K8200 3D printer kit. The designs are a contribution to the 3D printing community (..you).
Upcoming project will contain just what came to mind.
Raimon Elctrncs lives in the Netherlands, Europe.
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