Day 1: 3D Design and Printing

Instructions (Part I): Click here to make an account and log into Tinkercad. Click “Resources” , drop-down to “Learning Center”, and explore a few “Starter” projects. 

Instructions (Part II): Carefully follow along with the below video to learn how to design your own name plate using Tinkercad. Modify accordingly using your own name. 

Instructions (Part III): Carefully watch the below video which models the process for making a license plate in Tinkercad. You may want to turn the volume down while watching. 

Instructions (Part IV): Using the information in the above two videos, design a creative license plate for yourself. Your design should include regions (holes, etc.) that will allow you to secure your license plate to a keychain, necklace, etc.  

Instructions (Part V): Using a ruler, measure the dimensions (in inches or millimeters), where you would like your license plate to go.  Carefully view the below video to learn how to scale your image. When done, scale your license plate appropriately. 

Instructions (Part VI): “Export” your license plate as an “STL” file and share it here below for printing. Click here for an exporting tutorial.