Getting Started with 3D Carving

Author: Zach Kaplan
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781680450958
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

3D printing has been the hot topic in the maker world for years now, but there's another type of desktop manufacturing that's become the go-to choice for anyone who needs durable results fast. Instead of slowly depositing layers of plastic, a 3D carver starts with a solid block of material and carves it away using a rotating metal bit. It's faster than 3D printing, offers a wider choice of materials, and creates durable, permanent parts that look great. This book covers the basics of designing and making things with a 3D carver, and gives you several projects you can build yourself including a guitar, clock, earrings, and even a skateboard.

Build Your Own CNC Machine

Author: James Floyd Kelly
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430224907
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Genre: Computers

Do you like to build things? Are you ever frustrated at having to compromise your designs to fit whatever parts happen to be available? Would you like to fabricate your own parts? Build Your Own CNC Machine is the book to get you started. CNC expert Patrick Hood-Daniel and best-selling author James Kelly team up to show you how to construct your very own CNC machine. Then they go on to show you how to use it, how to document your designs in computer-aided design (CAD) programs, and how to output your designs as specifications and tool paths that feed into the CNC machine, controlling it as it builds whatever parts your imagination can dream up. Don't be intimidated by abbreviations like CNC and terms like computer-aided design. Patrick and James have chosen a CNC-machine design that is simple to fabricate. You need only basic woodworking skills and a budget of perhaps $500 to $1,000 to spend on the wood, a router, and various other parts that you'll need. With some patience and some follow-through, you'll soon be up and running with a really fun machine that'll unleash your creativity and turn your imagination into physical reality. The authors go on to show you how to test your machine, including configuring the software. Provides links for learning how to design and mill whatever you can dream up The perfect parent/child project that is also suitable for scouting groups, clubs, school shop classes, and other organizations that benefit from projects that foster skills development and teamwork No unusual tools needed beyond a circular saw and what you likely already have in your home toolbox Teaches you to design and mill your very own wooden and aluminum parts, toys, gadgets—whatever you can dream up

Design for CNC

Author: Gary Rohrbacher
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781457187407
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Computers

Design, DIY, and computer-controlled fabrication are a powerful combination for making high-quality customized things. Written by the founders of the architecture, design, and research firm Filson and Rohrbacher, this book takes you through the basics of CNC fabrication, the design process, production, and construction of your own furniture designs. Through their AtFAB series of projects, accompanied by an overview of digital techniques and design thinking, this book introduces the knowledge and skills that you'll find widely applicable across all kinds of CNC projects. Not only will you learn how to design, fabricate, and assemble a wide range of projects, you'll have some great furniture to show for it! While 3D printing has been grabbing headlines, high school, college, library, and other public makerspaces have been making things with CNC machines. With a CNC router, you can cut parts from strong, tactile, durable materials like wood. Once you have your design and material, you can set up your job and let it run. When it's done, you can put the project together for an heirloom of your own. While 3D printing can make exciting things with complex designs, CNCs are the digital workhorses that produce large-scale, long-lasting objects.

Getting Started with CNC

Author: Edward Ford
Publisher: Make Books
ISBN: 1457183366
Release Date: 2016-08-31
Genre: Computers

An introduction to working with and designing for desktop and benchtop CNCs and subtractive printing.

CNC Milling for Makers

Author: Christian Rattat
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781681983042
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Until fairly recently, machining has been a high-cost manufacturing technique available only to large corporations and specialist machine shops. With today’s cheaper and more powerful computers, CNC milling and 3D printing technology has become practical, affordable, and accessible to just about anyone.

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Tabletop CNC machines are every hobbyist’s dream, providing the tools needed to cut and shape materials such as glass, wood, plastics, and aluminum.

In CNC Milling for Makers, author Christian Rattat explains how CNC technology works and he walks you through the entire milling process: starting with a blank piece of material, Rattat takes you step by step through to a finished product.

Rattat offers advice on selecting and purchasing the best machine for your own particular needs. He also demonstrates how to assemble a machine from a kit and explains all the steps required to mill your first project. Moving past the basics, Rattat introduces a variety of cutting tools and provides hands-on examples of how to use them to mill a wide variety of materials.


CNC Essentials

Author: George Vondriska
Publisher:
ISBN: 1940611520
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

CNC Router Essentials will have woodworkers operating their CNC machines with skill and confidence. CNC machines are now easier to use, less expensive to purchase, and will greatly increase woodworking productivity in the shop. So, if you're looking to buy one - or you already have but wish the user manual actually made sense -- then CNC Essentials is for you. Veteran woodworkers Randy Johnson, CNC teacher and previous Editor in Chief of American Woodworker, and George Vondriska of Fine Woodworking, WOOD, and the WoodWorkers Guild of America walk you effortlessly through each step in learning to use this game-changing woodworking machine. Project design essentials, toolpath basics, machine setup, bit selection, and more are all explained in an approachable and easy-to-understand format that will have any woodworker maximizing the full capacity of their CNC machine. Helpful practice projects in 2-D and 3-D will ensure that you've grasped the basics of this versatile tool, while a gallery will inspire you to create your own imaginative designs.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with Video Instruction

Author: David Planchard
Publisher: SDC Publications
ISBN: 9781630571566
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Computers

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Tutorial with video instruction is written to assist students, designers, engineers and professionals who are new to SOLIDWORKS. The text provides a step-by-step, project based learning approach. It also contains information and examples on the five categories, to take and understand the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The book is divided into four sections. Chapters 1 - 5 explore the SOLIDWORKS User Interface and CommandManager, Document and System properties, simple and complex parts and assemblies, proper design intent, design tables, configurations, multi-sheet, multi-view drawings, BOMs, and Revision tables using basic and advanced features. In chapter 6 you will create the final robot assembly. The physical components and corresponding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum are available from Gears Educational Systems. All assemblies and components for the final robot assembly are provided. Chapters 7 - 10 prepare you for the Certified Associate - Mechanical Design (CSWA) exam. The certification indicates a foundation in and apprentice knowledge of 3D CAD and engineering practices and principles. Chapter 11 covers the benefits of additive manufacturing (3D printing), how it differs from subtractive manufacturing, and its features. You will also learn the terms and technology used in low cost 3D printers. Follow the step-by-step instructions and develop multiple assemblies that combine over 100 extruded machined parts and components. Formulate the skills to create, modify and edit sketches and solid features. Learn the techniques to reuse features, parts and assemblies through symmetry, patterns, copied components, apply proper design intent, design tables and configurations. Learn by doing, not just by reading. Desired outcomes and usage competencies are listed for each chapter. Know your objective up front. Follow the steps in each chapter to achieve your design goals. Work between multiple documents, features, commands, custom properties and document properties that represent how engineers and designers utilize SOLIDWORKS in industry.

Plydesign

Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427258
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: House & Home

Seventy-three projects using plywood and similar materials to create tables, boxes, shelves, and other functional objects.

3D CAD with Autodesk 123D

Author: Jesse Harrington Au
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781449342975
Release Date: 2015-12-21
Genre: Computers

If you've arrived at a stage in your creative life where you're ready to do more with your computer, it's time to learn how to combine its power with new advances in computer-aided design (CAD) and fabrication to make something awesome--in three dimensions! The free suite of Autodesk 123D software offers all the tools you need to capture or design three-dimensional objects and characters. This book tells you how to harness that power to print or fabricate just about anything you can imagine. Want to make something mechanical or structural that's based on precise measurements? 123D Design can help! Ready to create something cool based on a character, an organic shape, or something found in nature? 123D Catch, 123D Meshmixer, and 123D Sculpt+ will assist. Learn how to use these tools, plus 123D Make--perfect for prototyping designs you'll cut with a CNC mill--to take your creativity to a new level. An ideal book for Makers, hobbyists, students, artists, and designers (including beginners!), this book opens up the inexpensive world of personal fabrication to everyone. In 3D CAD with Autodesk 123D, you’ll: Meet the classic "Stanford bunny" and learn to modify it with Meshmixer Scan and 3D print anything around you Design your own 3D-printed guitar Find models in the Sculpt+ community and make a skeleton! Build a birdhouse, prototype a playground, or create a statue Learn everything from basics to troubleshooting skills Get started making right away

Modern Leatherwork for Makers

Author: Tim Deagan
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781680453171
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Take leather crafting into the 21st century with this complete guide that marries traditional skills to the latest CNC and 3D printing technologies. Learn how to start making your own leather creations with traditional tools, and then take them to incredible new levels with digital design techniques. Leatherworking is one of humankind's oldest skills and remains a fun and exciting way to make great-looking wearables, accessories, and cosplay items. 3D printers and even hobbyist-class CNC machines have created fantastic new opportunities for new directions in this popular hobby. The book is perfect for makers new to leatherworking, as well as experienced leatherworkers who want to understand how to integrate new digital fabrication tools into their workbench. Written by an experienced leatherworker and programmer, this is a resource that makers will turn to again and again. Highlights: First comprehensive reference on applying digital design techniques to leatherwork Provides both a reference manual and a project guide Includes traditional techniques like cutting, stamping, tooling and dyeing leather Introduces novices and experienced leatherworkers to cutting-edge digital tools Every project has been real-world tested Opens up exciting new project areas for makers This book provides valuable reference and how-to information for makers interested in leatherworking but who have no prior experience, for experienced leatherworkers who want to extend their knowledge to include new digital tools, and for 3D printing and CNC enthusiasts who want to include a new material in their repertoire. Leatherworking is a hobby that is enjoyed by a wide range of people from middle school through adulthood and can be incorporated into a variety of other kinds of projects, from clothing design and costuming to carrying cases and furniture.

Relief Carving Workshop

Author: Lora S. Irish
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565237366
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

If you'd like to master the art of carving in relief, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you all you need to know. Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish takes you through every element of the relief carving process and shows you the easy way to learn. Clear, in-depth instructions and dozens of how-to photographs accompany 11 original new projects for carving exquisite animals, landscapes, flowers, borders, Celtic knots and more.

Machines That Think

Author: NEW SCIENTIST.
Publisher: John Murray Learning
ISBN: 1473629659
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sometime in the future the intelligence of machines will exceed that of human brain power. So are we on the edge of an AI-pocalypse, with superintelligent devices superseding humanity, as predicted by Stephen Hawking? Or will this herald a kind of Utopia, with machines doing a far better job at complex tasks than us? You might not realise it, but you interact with AIs every day. They route your phone calls, approve your credit card transactions and help your doctor interpret results. Driverless cars will soon be on the roads with a decision-making computer in charge. But how do machines actually think and learn? In Machines That Think, AI experts and New Scientist explore how artificial intelligence helps us understand human intelligence, machines that compose music and write stories - and ask if AI is really a threat. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

Cnc Router Projects for the Hobbyist

Author: Dennis Keeling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530018595
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre:

10 simple projects to make with a Personal CNC Router in your home workshop. The ideal starter for newcomers to using a CNC Router - no previous experience necessary. The basic concepts covered in this book are engraving, carving, component machining, craft projects, furniture making and clock making. A range of materials will be machined from plastic signs, solid wood, plywood, Corian, and acrylic sheet (Plexiglas / Perspex). The opportunities are endless on the type of material that can be machined and the projects that can be tackled. You are only limited by your own imagination. The only requirement is for the user to have a 3 axis CNC machine capable of 3D operation. The ideal bed size for these projects is 300mm x 300mm (12" x 12") but larger is fine. Many of the projects will work on a smaller bed size of 280mm x 220mm (11" x 8.5").

Fusion 360 for Makers

Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Publisher: Maker Media
ISBN: 1680453556
Release Date: 2018-05-25
Genre: Computers

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities. Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you'll find: Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects first Design from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.

Learn Python 3 the Hard Way

Author: Zed A. Shaw
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780134693903
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Computers

You Will Learn Python 3! Zed Shaw has perfected the world’s best system for learning Python 3. Follow it and you will succeed—just like the millions of beginners Zed has taught to date! You bring the discipline, commitment, and persistence; the author supplies everything else. In Learn Python 3 the Hard Way, you’ll learn Python by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises. Read them. Type their code precisely. (No copying and pasting!) Fix your mistakes. Watch the programs run. As you do, you’ll learn how a computer works; what good programs look like; and how to read, write, and think about code. Zed then teaches you even more in 5+ hours of video where he shows you how to break, fix, and debug your code—live, as he’s doing the exercises. Install a complete Python environment Organize and write code Fix and break code Basic mathematics Variables Strings and text Interact with users Work with files Looping and logic Data structures using lists and dictionaries Program design Object-oriented programming Inheritance and composition Modules, classes, and objects Python packaging Automated testing Basic game development Basic web development It’ll be hard at first. But soon, you’ll just get it—and that will feel great! This course will reward you for every minute you put into it. Soon, you’ll know one of the world’s most powerful, popular programming languages. You’ll be a Python programmer. This Book Is Perfect For Total beginners with zero programming experience Junior developers who know one or two languages Returning professionals who haven’t written code in years Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python 3