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Sketchup Tutorial LESSON 9: Designing and Printing Box with Movable Hinges

In this lesson we use Sketchup to design a more complex 3D device. This box is not a simple extrusion, because the hinges are extruded along an orthogonal axis. Hence in this lesson we learn how to sketch and extrude in orthogonal planes in the same design. In the end the design worked very well, and we printed it both on the Prusa Mk2 I3 and the Raise3D N2 Plus. Prints were successful on both machine.

Keys to a Successful Engineering Career LESSON 4: How to Write a Good Resume

To have a successful engineering career you want to land that premium job. I mean, get the job everyone dreams of. To do that, you really need to have a good resume. In this lesson I give you the inside secrets to a winning resume. My advise includes things you will not hear anywhere else. I am telling you what you need to know from the perspective of an actual decision maker, not a success coach.

Sketchup Tutorial LESSON 8: Think Like a Mechanical Designer

In this lesson we help you to start thinking like a mechanical designer. We go through an example of designing in Sketchup and then building on a 3D printer of a simple mechanical device. For this lesson we will be making a simple case for eye glasses. This example has us think about dimensions and tolerances. We will design to design rules, and then fabricate.