The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller
In general, this is a wonderful program. A great editor, and it's quite easy to use.
Unfortunately, it really is for programmers. While I can muddle through everything, I'm not a programmer so it's extremely time consuming for me to make anything.
TODO - make a proper page
Software > Animation, Video editing >
A Free and open source 3d creation suite and video editor.
3d editing: Said to be very difficult to use, and it is. There is an argument that in mastering it one gains a huge set of capabilities with one tool. I was unable to get that far.
Video editing: Requires a fair amount of setup, but ends up being reasonable to use. Selecting and moving objects is wonky because I'm used to Inkscape, but I'll get used to it.
SketchUp Make is the free SketchUp version.
So simple it's actually difficult to use.
Hardware > 3D printing >
Tiko is a unibody 3d printer which I backed.
To get this working, I had to really push hard to get the filament to load. This was a frustrating first experience. I was then entirely unimpressed with the quality of its prints, even after a lot of fiddling.
Later, when I returned to use it, it seems that filament has snapped off inside it, and it thinks its loaded and will not load new filament. Heating does not remove it. I fiddled a lot, once more.. I'm giving up on it, it's garbage.
I did end up fixing it.. after giving it away.
See Tiko first impressions. It fails, hard.
I owned a Tiko.
3D printing is a method of creating a object.
Just as a printer paints ink onto paper, a 3D printer paints a plastic-like substance into a surface and then builds layers on top. Think of it like a pastry bag but in three dimensions. So instead of a gingerbread house with icing being painted on top, think of the entire house being made of that icing.
This is just to house some 3d printing/scanning-related notes.
This isn't the full extent of my notes, which are scattered across who knows where. Oh well.