Lab 10: 3D Modeling

Date: April 21, 2017

Instructor: Moon

Aim of today’s lab: Using Tinkercad, design a 3D model of a wearable device, a game controller or a security camera that utilizes one components or equipment


I used the 4 digit displayer and I wanted to create something similar to a clock.

I started with creating a container to fit the displayer in. At first, I used the basic shape “Tube” and “box” wishing to create something like this:

Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 4.10.32 PMWhile I was working on making the box internally tangent to the tube, my friend Jiaxin reminds me that even though I can calculate precisely, these two objects cannot connect to each other. So I chose to use the “Cylinder” and group it with a “box” to make this:Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 2.27.16 PMAnd then I added one heart and a base to make it looks like a clock.Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 4.01.35 PMOne thing worth noticing is that the diameter of the circle is larger than 40mm so you can only see the digital screen from the front.

Things learned:

Creating a 3D model is much more complicated but fun than I imagined. The stereoscopic design requires us to imagine how it would look like beforehand and design it in a practical way.

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