Today we tested some basic CAD instruction out on a fifth grader very much like the kind we hope to see in the 3D printer club that we want to start at the local school. We used TinkerCAD. The result was this very nice looking snowman. You can download and print it from thingiverse, or tinker it.
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Greetings Maker Faire North Carolina Attendees! It was fun speaking with many of you today. Here is a collection of links to bots and technologies that I spoke about:
StickBot (the simple 6-legged walking robot)
- StickBot V2.0 - Untethered! — the latest version, with schematics and video.
- StickBot: A Simple 6-Legged Walker — the original version, with video and code.
- StickBot - Building the Right Eye — a demonstration of soldering one of the timer circuits.
SphereBot (the bot that draws onto ping pong balls, eggs, etc)
- The original spherebot, with schematics and software link: http://pleasantsoftware.com/developer/3d/spherebot/
- My modified endplate and electronics design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22438
- The other printable parts: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20398
- The $13 RBBB Arduino-compatible contr0ller I used for my spherebot: http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/rbbb-kit
- A ready-to-use USB-UART TTL converter: http://shop.moderndevice.com/products/bub_ii
- A $3 USB-UART TTL alternative that includes the DTR pin broken out: http://bit.ly/N3tCqd (links to ebay)
- My page on Thingiverse, where you can find lots of my desings: http://www.thingiverse.com/CodeCreations