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Punch Card Knitting Machine Patterns with OpenSCAD

Punch Card Knitting Machine Patterns with OpenSCAD 1238 928 mathgrrl

As we’ve seen in our previous posts on machine knitting, punching holes into cards can be tedious if any part of the process is manual.  Today we’ll speed up the pattern-creation process significantly by bringing OpenSCAD code to the party. With OpenSCAD we can create patterning shortcuts that allow us to quickly combine and modify basic elements like diagonals, squares, and dots to make complex designs…

3D Printed “Names Dress” – 300 Powerful Women in STEAM

3D Printed “Names Dress” – 300 Powerful Women in STEAM 1000 752 mathgrrl

Here are just some of the 3D-printed handwritten names that make up the Names Dress, part of the Sustainable Thinking exhibit at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy: This conceptual…

Designing with Weighted Random Parameters in OpenSCAD

Designing with Weighted Random Parameters in OpenSCAD 1000 756 mathgrrl

Starting from just one random number you can use code to generate snowflakes, clocks, and even entire worlds. Use our simple randomizer as a starting point for adding some controlled randomness to just about any OpenSCAD design…

Generating Random Mastery Quizzes with Nothing But LaTeX

Generating Random Mastery Quizzes with Nothing But LaTeX 1058 800 mathgrrl

What is Mastery Based Grading, why would you use it, and what’s the LEAST you can do to implement something effective? And how can we do it all in LaTeX…

Design Tour: Tinkercad, Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and Customizer

Design Tour: Tinkercad, Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and Customizer 414 312 mathgrrl

In this article we’ll walk through how to create a simple penny trap model four ways: in Tinkercad, Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and the Thingiverse Customizer…

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Punch Card Knitting Machine Patterns with OpenSCAD 1238 928 mathgrrl
Punch Card Knitting Machine Patterns with OpenSCAD
3D Printed “Names Dress” – 300 Powerful Women in STEAM 1000 752 mathgrrl
3D Printed “Names Dress” – 300 Powerful Women in STEAM
Designing with Weighted Random Parameters in OpenSCAD 1000 756 mathgrrl
Designing with Weighted Random Parameters in OpenSCAD
Generating Random Mastery Quizzes with Nothing But LaTeX 1058 800 mathgrrl
Generating Random Mastery Quizzes with Nothing But LaTeX
Design Tour: Tinkercad, Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and Customizer 414 312 mathgrrl
Design Tour: Tinkercad, Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and Customizer
Perko Knot Reprint: Dissolvable vs. Breakaway Supports 2016 1512 mathgrrl
Perko Knot Reprint: Dissolvable vs. Breakaway Supports
Back It Up: A Guide to Protecting Your Online Content 710 528 mathgrrl
Back It Up: A Guide to Protecting Your Online Content
Just in Time: Clocks! 640 480 mathgrrl
Just in Time: Clocks!
The Snowflake Machine 628 472 mathgrrl
The Snowflake Machine
Knots in OpenSCAD with Sweeper 710 528 mathgrrl
Knots in OpenSCAD with Sweeper
Hinged Triangle-Square 710 528 mathgrrl
Hinged Triangle-Square
Generating Random Constructivist Art 628 472 mathgrrl
Generating Random Constructivist Art
Designing Knitting Machine Punch Cards with StitchFiddle 640 480 mathgrrl
Designing Knitting Machine Punch Cards with StitchFiddle
3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models 1140 680 mathgrrl
3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models
Filament Samples and Customizability 640 480 mathgrrl
Filament Samples and Customizability
Schönhardt Polyhedron 628 472 mathgrrl
Schönhardt Polyhedron
Is your 3D model a mess? Make it printable! 840 517 mathgrrl
Is your 3D model a mess? Make it printable!
3D Printed Spacer for Using Sharpies in the Silhouette 964 640 mathgrrl
3D Printed Spacer for Using Sharpies in the Silhouette
Pairs of Packable Scutoids 628 472 mathgrrl
Pairs of Packable Scutoids
SONY Paper for Reading Technical Mathematics 640 480 mathgrrl
SONY Paper for Reading Technical Mathematics
Saddle Surface with Mathematica and Tinkercad 540 406 mathgrrl
Saddle Surface with Mathematica and Tinkercad
3D Printing in South Africa 628 472 mathgrrl
3D Printing in South Africa
Knitting Machine Punch Card Trials 398 302 mathgrrl
Knitting Machine Punch Card Trials
College-level math exploration in 3D at JMU 3SPACE 842 640 mathgrrl
College-level math exploration in 3D at JMU 3SPACE
Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet 640 480 mathgrrl
Rainbow Triple Wrap Bracelet
Hex Bowls for Settlers of Catan 640 480 mathgrrl
Hex Bowls for Settlers of Catan
Getting Started on the Brother KH-881 Punchcard Knitting Machine 640 440 mathgrrl
Getting Started on the Brother KH-881 Punchcard Knitting Machine
Dissolvable Support Interface is Everything You Need 640 480 mathgrrl
Dissolvable Support Interface is Everything You Need
Creating Celtic Knots with Fusion 360 640 480 mathgrrl
Creating Celtic Knots with Fusion 360
Unreasonably large bounds on Reidemeister move sequences 600 456 mathgrrl
Unreasonably large bounds on Reidemeister move sequences
Targeted Thickening with Meshmixer 846 644 mathgrrl
Targeted Thickening with Meshmixer
Multicolor 3D Printing, from Tinkercad to XYZ 640 480 mathgrrl
Multicolor 3D Printing, from Tinkercad to XYZ
Three-Sided Cylinder Coins 628 472 mathgrrl
Three-Sided Cylinder Coins
Making Meaning 640 480 mathgrrl
Making Meaning
Family Design Roundup 465 353 mathgrrl
Family Design Roundup
Triple Check Knit 640 480 mathgrrl
Triple Check Knit
Design Exploration with Vectary 1242 808 mathgrrl
Design Exploration with Vectary
Vases in Fusion 360 Two Ways: Lofting and Sculpting 453 344 mathgrrl
Vases in Fusion 360 Two Ways: Lofting and Sculpting
Organic Snowflake Ornaments 710 528 mathgrrl
Organic Snowflake Ornaments
Make One Billion Snowflakes With the Snowflake Machine 1470 978 mathgrrl
Make One Billion Snowflakes With the Snowflake Machine
Text Wrapping with Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Tools 710 528 mathgrrl
Text Wrapping with Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Tools
Turning One Snowflake Into Billions with OpenSCAD 710 528 mathgrrl
Turning One Snowflake Into Billions with OpenSCAD
Leveraging Math and Materials to Make Bangles That Fit 640 480 mathgrrl
Leveraging Math and Materials to Make Bangles That Fit
3D printed fractals at JMU 3SPACE 816 622 mathgrrl
3D printed fractals at JMU 3SPACE
Full Color Un-Manufacturable Part 628 472 mathgrrl
Full Color Un-Manufacturable Part
Here Come the Holidays 348 264 mathgrrl
Here Come the Holidays
Full Color Desktop 3D Printing?! 640 480 mathgrrl
Full Color Desktop 3D Printing?!
Designing for 3D Printed Porcelain 710 528 mathgrrl
Designing for 3D Printed Porcelain
Candy Mold Presses With Fusion 360 640 480 mathgrrl
Candy Mold Presses With Fusion 360
Lightning-Fast Lithophanes With Cura 640 480 mathgrrl
Lightning-Fast Lithophanes With Cura
Quick Design With 3D Slash 1481 877 mathgrrl
Quick Design With 3D Slash
Custom D&D Characters With Hero Forge 1640 1230 mathgrrl
Custom D&D Characters With Hero Forge
Add Custom Heraldry to Tabletop Minis With Meshmixer 1310 917 mathgrrl
Add Custom Heraldry to Tabletop Minis With Meshmixer
FDM=ASAP but SLS=OMG 640 480 mathgrrl
FDM=ASAP but SLS=OMG
Thickening 3D Models With Blender 1072 814 mathgrrl
Thickening 3D Models With Blender
CAD in the Cloud With Onshape 1276 839 mathgrrl
CAD in the Cloud With Onshape
Learn to Fly With Wings3D 2160 1132 mathgrrl
Learn to Fly With Wings3D
3D Design Electronics in Tinkercad 1384 938 mathgrrl
3D Design Electronics in Tinkercad
Repair and Prep Structure Synth Models 640 480 mathgrrl
Repair and Prep Structure Synth Models
Rescue 3D Models With MakePrintable 1990 1238 mathgrrl
Rescue 3D Models With MakePrintable
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About X, But Were Afraid to Ask 710 528 mathgrrl
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About X, But Were Afraid to Ask
Design for Complexity With Structure Synth 936 710 mathgrrl
Design for Complexity With Structure Synth
Oops, Now Your Photos Are TOO Good! 710 528 mathgrrl
Oops, Now Your Photos Are TOO Good!
Easy Pendant Creator Walkthrough 987 788 mathgrrl
Easy Pendant Creator Walkthrough
Learn to Code in 3D With BlocksCAD 1482 914 mathgrrl
Learn to Code in 3D With BlocksCAD
Porcelain Topographic Models with Terrain2STL 840 512 mathgrrl
Porcelain Topographic Models with Terrain2STL
Full-Color Prints from Trnio Photogrammetry 640 482 mathgrrl
Full-Color Prints from Trnio Photogrammetry
3D Design Made Simple With Morphi 1024 657 mathgrrl
3D Design Made Simple With Morphi
Taking Better Photographs of Your 3D Prints 1120 840 mathgrrl
Taking Better Photographs of Your 3D Prints
Wrapping a Thing Around Another Thing 704 533 mathgrrl
Wrapping a Thing Around Another Thing
Parametric Modeling With Grasshopper 840 521 mathgrrl
Parametric Modeling With Grasshopper
SketchUp for 3D Printed Buildings and Beyond 840 630 mathgrrl
SketchUp for 3D Printed Buildings and Beyond
Giant Spiky Perko Knot 640 480 mathgrrl
Giant Spiky Perko Knot
Creating a Community of 3D Educators at the Construct3D Conference 640 450 mathgrrl
Creating a Community of 3D Educators at the Construct3D Conference
Mathematica Brings the Mathematical Bling 710 528 mathgrrl
Mathematica Brings the Mathematical Bling
First Steps with 3D Design Software Fusion 360 1024 735 mathgrrl
First Steps with 3D Design Software Fusion 360
Print Cheaper By Scaling… Up? 1140 640 mathgrrl
Print Cheaper By Scaling… Up?
Painting Multicolor Models in Meshmixer 710 528 mathgrrl
Painting Multicolor Models in Meshmixer
Get Some Variety With Variants 962 472 mathgrrl
Get Some Variety With Variants