Tuna Tumer is 14 year-old designer based in Turkey. He was inspired by one of my Layer by Layer tutorials to create a design that solves the problem of measuring fillets on physical objects. His fillet gauge is a simple ruler that has several fillets on the edges that allow you quickly measure fillets. He designed it in Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D printed it on a Printrbot Simple Metal.
I’m really stoked to see young designer/makers getting inspired by content and making their own solutions. Huge shout out to Tuna for watching, learning and giving back to the community. Tuna is certainly an inspiration to young makers and myself.
To Tuna, and all aspiring young makers out there – Keep up the great work and remember to keep on’a makin’ 🙂
The other day I was watching Noe Ruiz from Adafruit’s Layer by Layer, in which he was designing a case for the Apple TV remote. And when he was trying to measure the fillet he couldn’t get an exact measure so he had to guess. And I’ve had this issue as well when designing stuff with a curve. Then I thought: how can I solve that? Well I have a printer, and a computer, so why not make something on my own. I tried to do something simple, both to design and print. With this, you can measure most curves on objects, like a phone’s corner for example. I think this will be quite useful for people that are trying to design something that is to fit an object. Its also very easy to use.
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