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Retired engineer and primary school (ages 7-11) computing educator

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This talk will show how Snap! can be used to produce OpenSCAD scripts to produce 3D models.

The project came about as I was experimenting with BeetleBlocks and TinkerCAD Codeblocks to produce parametric models - specifically the gridFinity storage bins.

However, I couldn't come up with an easy method of producing shapes other than cuboids and cylinders in BeetleBlocks and I ran into a limit of 200 parts per TinkerCAD Codeblocks script

I'd heard about OpenSCAD as a method of scripting 3D models and a light bulb went off in my head that I could maybe use Snap! codification to create these scripts.

And during the early stages of the project, I found that OpenSCAD had a great feature - once a script was open in preview mode - if the file was updated - the preview would update itself :)

This made the workflow much faster and practically as good as using TinkerCAD CodeBlocks

20 min
Auditorium (Online)
Snap!Con 2023
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