Key aspect of engineering success is to start early. Hence, this video is targeted to High School and Middle Schoolers. Getting a jump on things by developing good math and study habits will put you ahead of the crown. Also, you want to start developing your coding and troubleshooting skills as early as possible. This video should help you get your engineering career off to an early start by developing good habits early.
I am starting a new series of lessons which will teach you how to be a successful engineer. This first lesson is an intro to the series. We will be focusing on all stages of the process, starting with High School students who think they might be interested in pursuing a degree in engineering.
I am making this series because I am sick of listening to motivational speakers who have never done anything in their lives trying to charge you to teach you how to be successful. If you want to be successful listen to someone who has actually done something with their life. So, I was a successful engineer, and will tell you all my secrets. And by the way, it is all free. Enjoy!
In this lesson we continue to build our design skills by creating a 3D widget in sketchup to print on our 3D printer. Also, if you are following along, you really need to get a nice set of digital calipers for testing dimensions and tolerances of your design you can get a good pair here:
In this video lesson we describe how to print designs from Sketchup on a 3D printer. Key thing is you need to go to the sketchup Extension Warehouse, under the window tab in scketchup. Then you need to search for and install the .STL Export extension. With this extension, you can export your design file as an .stl file. Then you can load the .stl file into your slicer software to generate the gcode for the printer. I found that it is very straightforward to go from sketchup to the 3D printer.
In this video we continue our instruction on how to design in Sketchup 3D CAD Software. In this lesson, we take our first look at creating 3D objects in Sketchup. We do this by looking at a variety of ways to create a simple 3D cube. The key concept in using CAD software is to be deliberate and careful to mindfully set the position and dimension of an object when it is created.
This series of lessons is centered around simple 3D design for the intention of printing on a 3D printer. Our printer of choice is the Raise3D N2 printer, which can be purchased HERE.