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I was lucky enough to win my first TOM from a contest held by Wired Insider. http://wiredinsider.tumblr.com/ The contest was to find the 'Wired Maker' and it was co-judged by adafruit. See http://wiredinsider.tumblr.com/post/6496464550/announcing-the-wired-maker
I then proceed to give myself a crash course in 3D design using AutoDesk Inventor (free for students). This guy's video tutorial series is great: http://www.youtube.com/user/robcohee
Anyway so this is a Thank You to them for being awesome and hosting such a great contest. I encourage people to give their blog a check out. I am certainly a loyal reader!
I'm a little stumped by Inventor as it doesn't let you extrude text directly. I had to 'reverse emboss' it onto an existing 3D object, then 'cut extrude' another background 3D object to remove the one I had to create to emboss text. Kinda backwards it seems to me. Does anyone have a better solution for 3D text in Inventor?
3D text Thank You for Wired Insider by madsci1016 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure madsci1016 would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. You can also download the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store) to take a photo and upload your Make right from the app!