In this tutorial, I go over the best method for resizing objects while maintaining proportions. In this case, I needed to resize the width of a stand for adapting it for a laptop. Instead of using the scale feature, I selected each face I wanted to resize and pulled them out. The benefit of pulling faces a posed to scaling, is that you can enter exact values while pulling out a face. If you scale an object, with rounded corners, they will actually deform as you stretch it out. The Scaling feature uses percentage based values so 2 if twice the size while 0.5 is half the size, etc.
Download available on Autodesk 123D. You can check out the 3D model below by clicking the 3D view button, you can also EDIT it right in your browser!
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!