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13 Best CAD Programs for Kids

Surprising how many CAD programs there out there right now, right? Most I have never heard of but I trust each one has fervent users that will tell us how well their modeling skills were corresponded by the software, besides how easy (or difficult) would be for a child getting used to. While on the subject, I believe everyone possesses…

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3D Printing Fidgets

{:en}Recently fidgets have become popular for adults as well as children. Fidgets on the surface may seem like toys, but they are actually adaptive devices to help people focus and calm down in their everyday life. 3D printing is full of printable fidgets. Others designers have published plenty of fidget files, including the recent explosion in EDC (every day carry)…

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Top 6 Unique CAD Programs (2016)

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In this list, I have compiled a list of the top 3 3D Design/CAD programs that have shined in one way or another. The list is in no particular order, as each program is a gem of its own. I call them “best” by comparing them to other programs at the same price point, and with the same target audience…

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Snack Card Dispenser Project

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This year 3D-PT has a busy schedule of autism related conferences planned. At every conference the vending tables always have some candy ready to attract and fuel frazzled conference participants. I have wanted to have a 3D printed candy dispenser ready for my table. Fortunately for me there are a few vending machine designs already available. I found this snack dispenser that…

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Testing Proto Pasta Conductive PLA with Snap Circuits

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In a previous blog I wrote a review of Proto Pasta’s Conductive PLA filament. For that review I just looked at the printing properties of the material. I liked how Conductive PLA printed, and it had a smooth matte black finish. Texture wise it does feel silkier than normal PLA. When I discovered that the filament can be used as…

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How To Use TinkerCAD

In a previous blog I reviewed various CAD programs. If you are ready to start 3D modeling, but do not want to invest in a commercial CAD program, TinkerCAD is a good beginners program for you. As a CAD program, TinkerCAD’s strength is in its simplicity. It does lack some of the tools you need for advanced modeling (chamfers, rounds…

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