If you keep up with this blog, you might have seen my last post all about designing and 3D printing. But now, me (Zoe Taulli) and my same partner Macy Nelms, have taken it a step further. For our schools Make-O-Rama, we are designing and 3D printing a model of part of Congress Ave and the bat bridge.
One big difference between this and our previous one was that we are using a different program to design our buildings. Instead of using Inventor, we used a newer program called TinkerCAD (tinkercad.com). This program has a lot of new advantages. One big one is that it is a lot simpler. Of course, simplicity comes with a few limitations, but I think it is all worth it. It comes with pre-made shapes for you to stretch and twist to your needs. It is also convenient because it is free and you don’t have to download it, which means anyone can use it on any computer (I highly recommend you check it out).
So far in our model we have made two buildings and are currently working on two more. I made the bat bridge and Macy made the Radisson Hotel. We are slowly making our way up Congress. We hope to get to the Frost Bank Tower by the Make-O-Rama, but it is fast approaching.
Finished or not, I am so excited to be showing it off at the fair. I also can’t wait to see everyone else’s brilliant projects. This is our first Maker’s Fair and I can already tell its going to be amazing. Till then, we will continue to work hard and build on!