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Creating an N-Gauge Pub sign

Creating an N-Gauge Pub sign

Most of the things I create don’t have a specific gauge, either because they are not based on reality or that the accuracy will not be noticed. My latest project is a small model diorama based on a town alleyway

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Creating a vector version of a logo

Creating a vector version of a logo

I’ve been rebuilding the Workshopshed logo as a vector graphic. So I can display the image as a large size a low-resolution photo was not going to cut it.

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More modelling

More modelling

I’ve been doing some more modelling in FreeCAD this week. I wanted to create a pipe that looked a bit like a vacuum cleaner pipe. So I used the loft tool.

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FreeCAD animated render

FreeCAD animated render

For an upcoming project I wanted to create a render of a rotating assembly created in FreeCAD. I checked Twitter and YouTube and a few options came up. Firstly was to export to Blender then use Blender to render it.

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Model and gates

Model and gates

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone who provided tips and advice on FreeCAD both here and via Twitter. Also thanks to Joko Engineering on YouTube for some very helpful videos. I’ll be checking out the A2Plus assembly module once I’ve

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FreeCAD revisited

FreeCAD revisited

I am working on a new project to build a small robot and it will have some parts made on the 3D printer. So for that I needed to model those parts in CAD. I did consider getting a Fusion360

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KiCAD footprints

KiCAD footprints

Following on from the post about designing stripboards and the one about DesignSpark, I decided to try and create some wire footprints for KiCad.

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First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

I’ve been aware of DesignSpark Mechanical for some time but never had the need to install it. I’ve been using Fusion360 until recently when my “startup” license expired. So I downloaded it, installed it and had a bit of a

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