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From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby quick61 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:26 am

Starting this thread for stuff users have taken "From FreeCAD To The Real World".

Small stuff that you don't feel warrants a new thread, just post your FreeCAD screenshot and a pic of the built object and post here with a couple of lines.

Bigger projects that do warrant a thread of their own, follow the suggestion above and provide a link. ;)

I'll try and keep a linked index here in this first post for quick reference if/when this thread gets bigger than a page or two.

So we'll see how this goes, and of course, all comments on posted projects welcome. :)

Mark

Oh, and please, for this thread, try to keep the projects to things that are true to the title -
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby quick61 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:27 am

I needed a bracket to mount a remote wireless temperature sensor to the center post of the picnic table for my indoor / outdoor thermometer. The post is 3"x3" steel pipe and seems like a good place to put the sensor. Not wanting to drill holes, I knocked out this little holder that works with a tystrap. Designed in FreeCAD, and printed on the 3D printer it's ready to be mounted. About 10 minuets to design and about an hour to print.

Mark

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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby triplus » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:26 pm

Yes i do believe we should encourage FreeCAD user base to make 3D model in FreeCAD and to actually try to build it. Brackets, cars, phones, houses... ;)
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby quick61 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:37 pm

triplus wrote:Yes i do believe we should encourage FreeCAD user base to make 3D model in FreeCAD and to actually try to build it. Brackets, cars, phones, houses... ;)


That was my thinking. If it started in FreeCAD and ended up in the real world, let us know!

Something we can point to, to say, "See, FreeCAD is productive, it's not just for geeks holed up in their mom's basement."

Now, I need to go upstairs and get mom to make me some lunch........................................ :mrgreen:

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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby Johanneshov » Thu May 22, 2014 12:09 pm

The first real thing I did with Freecad. A key for the garden water tap, which I frequently is missing. Now I can just print one whenever needed.

Thanks to Freecad! ;-)

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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby quick61 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Johanneshov wrote:The first real thing I did with Freecad. A key for the garden water tap, which I frequently is missing. Now I can just print one whenever needed.


Thanks to Freecad! ;-)

I had seen this on Thingiverse in the "Created with FreeCAD" collection that user lamer has. I look at it regularly. I was wondering just where that would be used, I kept thinking water main, but now I see. Thanks for sharing and posting here. Just what this thread is for. :)

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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby NormandC » Thu May 22, 2014 11:28 pm

Thingiverse user lamer is in fact shoogen.

quick61 wrote:I look at tit regularly.

Now I don't think this is appropriate talk here. Though usually you would look at a pair, not a single one. :D
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby jmaustpc » Fri May 23, 2014 12:06 am

I knew a "tit" was also a type of bird, but I did not know just how many things are a tit.... :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tit
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby quick61 » Fri May 23, 2014 12:42 am

Wouldn't you know, a typo spellchecker didn't get... because it was spelled right. :oops:

Fixed tit. ;)

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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby NormandC » Fri May 23, 2014 3:03 am

quick61 wrote:Fixed tit. ;)

While you were at it, why didn't you also fix the broken end quote tag? :D

It's always nice to see real world applications. I'll try to post a little something I made not long ago.