Tactile Universe receives significant funding from STFC

We are delighted to announce that the Tactile Universe has been granted a prestigious Nucleus Award by the funding body STFC. This funding will allow us to roll out the project across the UK, making our 3D tactile galaxy images and other resources available to any child with a vision impairment in the country. More … Continue reading Tactile Universe receives significant funding from STFC

6. How to slice the models and print them

When slicing our models for printing we use Simplify3D, but most of the settings we talk about will be available in any slicing software. Orientation of the model on the print bed With STL files in hand it is now time to print you models.  The first thing you have to do is make sure … Continue reading 6. How to slice the models and print them

5. How to make name plates on the command line

If you have a large number of name plates to make, it is convenient to make the on the command line rather than using the Blender UI. This process is very similar to process introduced in the making models on the command line blog post. Setting up the directory structure To start we will set … Continue reading 5. How to make name plates on the command line

4. How to make name plates

The next step of the model making process is creating printable name plates for each model.  We have created another custom blender plugin to help with the process, name_plate.py available from our GitHub page. Step 1: install the plugin See our previous blog post about setting up Blender for instructions on installing a plugin from … Continue reading 4. How to make name plates