Tinkercad: 3-D Software Design

I’d like to share my experience with you about Tinkercad the 3-D printing Design Software. I first started using the software when I was a freshman at my high school. My computer graphics teacher Mr. Milstead is a great role model and loves working with his students. I started off by making small things using Tinkercad. Then I expanded over time and have made some more involved projects such as my 3-D Printed puzzle of Mount Everest made in 2014 (when I was a sophomore). I also have been working on a Monopoly game.

Accessibility

I have low vision and using a iMac I currently use the zoom feature from the accessibility settings.

Tinkercad is a web based program used to create 3-D designs. 

Here are a few of my designs I have made over the past few years in class. The first image is a large 3D printed penny painted with copper-colored paint.

Image of a dollar bill with large 3D printed penny.

The next image is the initial J made out of wood designed with Tinkercad and created with a laser printer (an electronic laser cutter can be connected to a computer and designs can be engraved or cut out of wood).

Palm holding a wooden J that contains small air holes.

The last image is my 3D Mount Everest Puzzle.

4 piece 3D puzzle in the shape of Mount Everest.

Have you used Tinkercad before?  If not, you should give it a try.  It's a lot of fun!

Comments

Posted by ElijahMar 10, 2016

Those are some pretty cool designs. Isn't it amazing how far we are coming with technology that 3D printing will soon shape much of our lives. 3D printed organs and other life changing creations will soon be able to save lives!

Posted by PennyRMar 15, 2016

Wow I loved your video of Mt. Everest -- that is really a great use of 3D Printing!

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