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Use FreeCAD for 3D modeling

As you may know, we are pretty hardcore about using open source software at Fablab Amsterdam. FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible.

I have made a small videos series about how to use FreeCAD for 3D modeling, which I have shared via our 'Makers of Waag Society' video channel on Vimeo. The first one is embedded below. This basic tutorial will teach you how to use the main commands of FreeCAD to design a knob. Please feel free to share them all online!

  1. Basic - Design a Knob - https://vimeo.com/158161787
  2. Intermediate - Design a Box - https://vimeo.com/158928871
  3. Advanced - Design a Ketchup Bottle - https://vimeo.com/203816107

FreeCAD tutorial - Design a Knob from Makers of Waag Society on Vimeo.

Recent blog posts

- Friday 12 May 2017

This opinion article witten by Marleen Stikker has not yet been translated. For the moment, please turn to the Dutch version. We may provide a full translation later.

- Thursday 11 May 2017

In the current series of FabSchool (on Wednesday afternoon at the Waag) we are exploring the world of biotechnology. We went hunting for microbes with the kids!

- Tuesday 09 May 2017

Whereas the DSI (digital social innovation) policy agenda was mainly focused on the level of the European Union, we see that cities are strongest in materializing the DSI idea.

- Monday 08 May 2017

It proved more difficult to revive the first social network in The Netherlands than expected, for which are good reasons. Nevertheless, some crucial steps were taken.

- Tuesday 25 April 2017

At the Fablearn conference in Denmark we hosted a workshop on our educational programme ‘Who is the boss of the Internet?’ and presented our collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library to develop 10 maker spaces.

- Monday 24 April 2017

Xiamyra went to Chile to visit the 'Gathering of Open Science Hardware'. She met many interesting people but actually did not see that much hardware!