June 19, 2014 AT 6:00 am

James Floyd Kelly’s “3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad: Create and Print Your Own 3D Models” #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Here’s a design-for-3D-printing book from LEGO Mindstorm NXT robotics evangelist, blogger, and author James Floyd Kelly that focused on the free-to-use cloud-hosted design app Tinkercad, from the Autodesk 123D App family: 3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad: Create and Print Your Own 3D Models. Via the Tinkercad blog.

And added to my pinboard 3D Design to 3D Print Inspirations!

The First Complete Guide to Tinkercad: 3D Modeling That’s Powerful, Friendly, & Free!

Want to master 3D modeling and printing? Tinkercad is the perfect software for you: It’s friendly, web-based, and free. Even better, you don’t have to rely on Tinkercad’s technical documentation to use it. This easy, full-color guide is packed with photos and projects that bring 3D modeling to life!

No 3D or CAD experience? No problem: Best-selling author James Floyd Kelly teaches you step-by-step through simple examples and hands-on activities.

You’ll learn all the concepts and techniques you need…build your skills, comfort, and confidence…and create exciting projects that show off Tinkercad’s full power. Learning 3D with your kids? You’ll even find projects you can work on together! …

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

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