This KillaJoule model compatible with the popular LEGO™ toy system was designed by Urim Chae, one of my first year engineering students at the University of Auckland. The 562 students in my first year course “Principles of Engineering Design” (ENGGEN 115) were in Semester 1 2018 assigned to design an accessory compatible with LEGO™ in… Continue reading KillaJoule as “LEGO™”
A first glimpse of Green Envy
Posted June 8, 2018 The design work for the Green Envy is moving along! Here is the first glimpse of it, and it is starting to look like a streamliner (note that the sidecar wheel is not yet added, Green Envy will be a sidecar motorcycle just like KillaJoule). I really wanted to include myself… Continue reading A first glimpse of Green Envy
3D printed dryer knobs!
Posted September 23, 2016 3D printed solution to an everyday emergency – a broken knob on the dryer! One of the great benefits of owning a 3D printer is that you can create spare parts. This knob is for an old Fridgidaire dryer, but it is easy to create a knob for just about anything… Continue reading 3D printed dryer knobs!
3D-printed gear shifter knob!
Posted September 8, 2016 What do you do when the shifter knob in your truck breaks at Bonneville? 3D print a new one, of course! Using the broken shifter knob for reference, I created the shape with CAD (Computer Aided Design) in Autodesk Inventor, and exported it as a 3D-printable .stl file. I then printed… Continue reading 3D-printed gear shifter knob!
3D print your own Easter eggs!
Posted Mar 8, 2016 What is there not to love with a 3D printed, two-color Easter Egg filled with candy? If you are lucky enough to have access to a 3D printer, you can easily 3D print your own Easter Egg and fill it with candy. Creating egg-shaped objects in CAD can be a bit… Continue reading 3D print your own Easter eggs!