Rik's Ramblings

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making Text in OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a great tool for making 3D objects, but it's missing any way to quickly/easily create text.

I came up with a quick workaround:

  1. Use TinkerCad (https://tinkercad.com/) to create the text you need
  2. From the Tinkercad menus, select Design | Download for 3D printing to download an STL file of your text
  3. Use the STL to OpenSCAD Converter here to generate an OpenSCAD polyhedron from the downloaded STL
  4. Open or import the generated FromSTL.SCAD file with OpenSCAD
  5. Carry on with your work!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Dartmouth Middle School Band -- Los Gatos Parade 2013

Video of Ben and the school band, playing really well at the parade this year.

They played really well and a very entertaining piece, and I'm pleased they took first place in Band, Color Guard, ID team, and Drum Major, yay!