Date: April 21, 2017
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:
While 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:And then I added one heart and a base to make it looks like a clock.One 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.
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.