openSCAD

If anyone is interested in learning OpenSCAD, here’s a really quick way to get started:

Know only 10 things to be dangerous in OpenSCAD

(I used it to make this key during the Rhino session today)…Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 15.09.49

difference(){
 union(){
 cylinder(r=12, h=2,$fn=100);
  translate([-5,-40,0])
   cube(size=[9.8,40,2], center=false);
 }
 translate([0,4,0])
  cylinder(r=2.5,h=2, $fn=20);
 translate([-3,-37,0])
  sphere(r=1.4,h=1, $fn=20);
 translate([-3,-31,0])
  sphere(r=1.5,h=1, $fn=20);
 translate([-3,-26,0])
  sphere(r=1.1,h=1, $fn=20);
 translate([-3,-20,0])
  sphere(r=1.4,h=1, $fn=20);
 translate([0,-41,0])
  rotate([-10, 0, 0])
   #cube(size=[4.8,40,2], center=false);
}
openSCAD

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Hi All,

You’re taking PFT to become an inventor, right???

Let’s begin with some inspiration from Japanese inventions!

The 10 Tenets of Chindogu:  http://www.tofugu.com/2012/02/20/chindogu-useless-japanese-inventions/ — laugh all you want, but don’t scoff, this brings creative thinking to the forefront!

And more serious, also see inventing techniques (near self-drowning!) of Dr. Nakamats – Inventor of floppy disk, fuel cell, digital display and karaoke… Enjoy 🙂

(Link to the whole documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Ble7d49dQ )

Finally, now that you’ve gotten an insanely great idea, go learn how to design it in 3D:

http://hackaday.com/2015/09/03/learn-3d-modeling-in-your-browser/

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