By day I engineer software packages for a large automotive company. By night I tinker. I started with paper models in DoubleCad with a Silhouette Cameo. Tabletop wargaming turned me to 3d printing. I picked up a Micro3d but it took heavy modding to keep it running and I eventually gave up on it. I replaced it with an ANET A8 that has been a great work horse with minimal modding. I also have a Tronxy X1 that has been awful from day 1. And recently I got a Printrbot simple kit modded with belts, an ANET A8 control board, and a clone E3D v6 hot end. My goal is to be able to print 28mm miniatures well enough that you would not be able to tell that they are printed. I started in Tinkercad, which is where I think everyone should start. From there I discovered OpenScad, which was great for me as a programmer. But these days I use Meshmixer and Fusion360 for all my design work. I hate calling myself an artist, because there is no "art" in what I do. Most of my tinkering is an exploration of what I can and cannot do. I like function over form. I also tinker with arduino, and have taught robotics at the high school level using Lego Mindstorms.
I Am A…Designer, Engineer, Maker
Tools I Use…
Printers: Micro3D , Anet A8 , Modified Tronxy X1
Design Programs: MeshMixer, OpenSCAD, Fusion 360
3D Design Skill Level