3D Printing

3D Scanning Works, If You’ve Got the $$$

3D Scanning Works, If You’ve Got the $$$ 800 600 mathgrrl

3D scanning is a serious pain and in my experience none of the solutions have worked particularly well in terms of capturing fine details… but that’s because I keep trying to make it work with free software and tools. As with so many things in life, it turns out that 3D scanning actually works, if you’ve got the money. In this post we’ll compare scanning options with Trnio, Qlone, Meshroom, and EinScan.

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…

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…

Perko Knot Reprint: Dissolvable vs. Breakaway Supports

Perko Knot Reprint: Dissolvable vs. Breakaway Supports 2016 1512 mathgrrl

Our Giant Spiky Perko Knot takes six days to print… In this post we’ll walk through a reprint of this giant 3D model, and compare dissolvable and breakaway supports…

Just in Time: Clocks!

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You can create a unique, custom generated 3D-printed clock face with just a little bit of design knowledge and an inexpensive battery-powered clock kit…

The Snowflake Machine

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The Snowflake Machine uses random numbers, mathematical algorithms, computer code, and SCIENCE to create over a billion unique, beautiful snowflakes…

Knots in OpenSCAD with Sweeper

Knots in OpenSCAD with Sweeper 710 528 mathgrrl

This week we recreated a special collection of 3D knot models based on projects we did with students a few years ago, suitable for printing on SLS printers…

Hinged Triangle-Square

Hinged Triangle-Square 710 528 mathgrrl

One of our favorite 3D designs is a model of Dudeney’s famous hinged dissection of a triangle to a square, also known as the Haberdasher’s Puzzle…

Generating Random Constructivist Art

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This is a joint work by Edmund Harriss (gelada) and Laura Taalman (mathgrrl), inspired by British constructivist artist Mary Martin’s artwork “Inversions”…