Put the power of a 3D printer in the palm of your hand. 3D Pen Crafts features 20 fabulous and modern jewelry projects to make. Easy to follow techniques, clear instructions, ready-to-trace templates, plus tips and tricks teach you how to properly use your 3D pen to create gorgeous finished pieces. Whether you are just getting started or a professional maker or designer this booklet offers the very best design advice and expertise for creating unique 3D jewelry designs.
Even if you've never touched a 3D printer, these projects will excite and empower you to learn new skills, extend your current abilities, and awaken your creative impulses. Each project uses a unique combination of electronics, hand assembly techniques, custom 3D-printed parts, and software, while teaching you how to think through and execute your own ideas.
Written by the founder of Printrbot, his staff, and veteran DIY authors, this book of projects exemplifies the broad range of highly personalized, limit-pushing project possibilities of 3D printing when combined with affordable electronic components and materials.
In Make: 3D Printing Projects, you'll:
- Print and assemble a modular lamp that's suitable for beginners--and quickly gets you incorporating electronics into 3D-printed structures.
- Learn about RC vehicles by fabricating--and driving--your own sleek, shiny, and fast Inverted Trike.
- Model a 1950s-style Raygun Pen through a step-by-step primer on how to augment an existing object through rapid prototyping.
- Fabricate a fully functional, battery-powered screwdriver, while learning how to tear down and reconstruct your own tools.
- Get hands-on with animatronics by building your own set of life-like mechanical eyes.
- Make a Raspberry Pi robot that rides a monorail of string, can turn corners, runs its own web server, streams video, and is remote-controlled from your phone.
- Build and customize a bubble-blowing robot, flower watering contraption, and a DIY camera gimbal.
- Luna the Baby Dragon
- Lucy the Giraffe
- Schnitzel the Dachshund
- Dust Bunny
- Basil T. Koala
- Marcel Monkey
- Olive Octopus
- Bella la Batty
In this book, popular author Aaron Skinner provides a comprehensive guide to airbrushing. Inside this indispensable tool, scale modelers will find: • Advice for modeling armor, aircraft, automobiles, figures, ships, and more. • Hundreds of step-by-step photos. • Practical techniques every scale modeler should know.
Easy-to-learn techniques, arranged in order of difficulty, range from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers. Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to a whole-hull model and replicas of twelve vessels, with separate chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials.
Tests with the Arado Ar 234 prototypes demonstrated that straight wings retained their good aerodynamic characteristics only at speeds below 800 kph. Near-supersonic flights demanded a completely new approach to wing geometry. On 9th December 1942 two Arado company engineers, R diger Kosin and Walter Lehmann, patented a crescent shaped wing, which had its sweep and chord decreasing from root to tip. In mid-1944 Kosin decided to use his wing design on the Arado 234. Five variants of the wing were built, designated Versuchsfl gel I through V, each differing in its sweep. Nevertheless, none of them was used in practice. The most advanced work on this project was carried out at Dedelsdorf airbase, where the Ar 234 V16 was being re-built as part of this research. The aircraft was destroyed in mid-April 1945 by advancing British troops as they captured the airfield.
The most impressive LEGO models often take careful planning (and lots of pieces), but with some inspiration, a little imagination, and a number of tried-and-true techniques, you too can turn bricks into a masterpiece.In The Art of LEGO(R) Design, author Jordan Schwartz explores LEGO as an artistic medium. This wide-ranging collection of creative techniques will help you craft your own amazing models as you learn to see the world through the eyes of some of the greatest LEGO builders. Each concept is presented with a collection of impressive models to spark your imagination--like fantastic dragons, futuristic spaceships, expressive characters, and elaborate dioramas.You'll discover some of the inventive techniques that LEGO artists use to:
-Create lifelike creatures from unusual elements like inside-out tires and minifigure capes
-Design sleek cars without showing a single stud
-Add ambience to dioramas with light bricks or LEDs
-Craft eye-catching textures to create cobblestone roads and brick walls
-Build sturdy, detailed, posable mechs and other figures
-Add depth with forced perspective and interesting silhouettes Interviews with the talented builders behind many of the book's models reveal their thoughts on the design process and what inspires them most. Even if you've been building with LEGO since you could crawl, you'll find new inspiration in The Art of LEGO(R) Design.
With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO(R) MINDSTORMS(R) EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap.
Inside, you'll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You'll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies--general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language.
All of the book's programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you'll build early on. As you follow along, you'll program your robot to:
- React to different environments and respond to commands
- Follow a wall to navigate a maze
- Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen
- Play a Simon Says-style game that uses arrays to save your high score
- Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systems
Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home OR Education set (#31313 OR #45544)
The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling displays amazing, fan-built LEGO recreations of real-life vehicles, showing off every amazing detail with high-quality photographs.
You'll love poring over dozens of models, including Formula 1 racers, construction vehicles, ships, trains, airplanes, and all kinds of trucks.
Authors Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman share their own impressive LEGO models as well as highlight models from builders around the world. The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling also includes tips and tricks that describe the design and building process.
Nathan Sawaya is renowned for his incredible, sometimes surreal, sculptures and portraits--all made from LEGO bricks.
The Art of the Brick is a stunning, full-color showcase of the work that has made Sawaya the world's most famous LEGO artist. Featuring hundreds of photos of his impressive art and behind-the-scenes details about how these creations came to be, The Art of the Brick is an inside look at how Sawaya transformed a toy into an art form.
Follow one man's unique obsession and see the amazing places it has taken him.