Final Capstone Project The Amazing Domino Maze

This capstone project is about the Joy of Dominos. For this project I made a Domino Maze comprised of dominos of all sizes because  

 

I did research on domino mazes and different creative ways to stack dominos

I made the maze using different sized Dominos made with a 3d printer, laser cutter and milling.

 

I used laser cutting to build my GIGANTIC domino as well as a  bunch of my normal size dominos

 

I used 3d printing to make some special designed dominos that were made to knock over things normally out of reach for a regular domino.

I was going to use milling to make stairs and make large dominos that were going to be the second to most largest domino in my maze but ran short on time and was unable to get that done.

Some of the challenges I faced were; coming up with and idea, figuring out how I was going to efficiently use the 3d printer, laser cutter and the mill, and finishing my project.

 

So it took me an extra long time to come up with an idea because i didn’t know what i wanted to do and I didn’t want to do nothing too complicated.  I finally decided to do the whole thing on dominos.

 

Now once i had this idea of doing it on nothing but dominos, I had no idea how i was going to use 3d printing, laser cutting and milling to create all of these things. I had my mind set on just using the 3d printer to create all my regular size dominos but my teacher, Dishon convinced me that the laser cutter could do that much more efficiently and quickly than the 3d printer.

He also helped me figure out how i could include the mill and the 3d printer.

I finally came to terms with using the laser cutter for all my regular size dominos as well as my gigantic domino, using the 3d printer for a modified domino designed to knock dominos down at different heights, and to use the mill to create stairs as an obstacle to help knock down my gigantic domino.

 

And finally, my toughest challenge was finishing because i took so long figuring out what i was going to do for my final project and coming up with a plan that my work time was essentially cut in half. So I was unable to make it to the milling part, but I was able to give everything else finished with the help of my teacher and Ms.Mary.

This course was really fun, I really enjoyed learning about 3d printing, laser cutting (even though i got hurt during that section of the course but still made out ok in the final project because of prior classes I took at DHF) and milling. Dishon Hall was a good teacher and supporter, and I had a lot of fun doing the projects.

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Qsmith Milling

Milling Portfolio:

 

For the cnc section I made a mancala board out of MDF, a type of wood made completely out of tini wood shavings but compacted to make a board. I did this by using the digital calipers to measure the height and the width as well as the thickness of the original design and then recreated it in Fusion 360.

 

In Fusion 360 I used the workplane provided to completely recreate the mancala board using the measurements. To accomplish this:

 

  • I made a rectangular sketch of the mancala board in the model workspace and extruded it. I then labeled it “mancala”. Afterwards,  i made the divets of the mancala board by extruding circles down into the surface of “mancala” and rounded out the bottom of the circles.
  • I then extruded from the original rectangular sketch again to create the stock that I would cut the mancala board out of. I then labeled it “stock”
  • I used the CAM(computer Aided Manufacturing) workspace to tell the milling machine how and where to cut.
    • I used pocket clearing to create the divots in “mancala” which originally looked like a series of steps.
    • I used 2 parallel passes to even out those divots, one at a 0 degree angle and another at a 90 degree angle. By passing over it in 2 directions I was able to get a really smooth finish
    • Some of the difficulties i had were the setting up of the mill because there are so many steps to take to get the mill set up in CAM. Besides that this project was really fun and I enjoyed myself.
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Qsmith 3d Printing Portfolio

Making a 3d mini figurine

 

I used fusion 360 to which provides tools such as sketch that allowed me to make 3d models by extruding them on the platform provided to design the 3d mini fig 2 times the size of a regular lego figure, caliper for measurements which is like a ruler but gives more precise measurements and a 3d printer  to print out the lego mini fig, but before I did that, i had to go into flash print which is basically the process of setting up how i want the min figurine to print. Once i set that up and loaded everything on to a flash drive, then I was ready to print.

 

Some challenges were the differences in filament because the type of color depended on the thickness of the filament and i’m actually not sure why this happens. This matters because the lego took precise measurements in order to get them to fit together. Macs were my final challenge because macs are stubborn sometimes and are not willing to cooperate, this caused me issues when i was trying to log in.

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p5.js Half and Half Project

In Creative Programming, we used p5 web editor to visually program sketches using JavaScript. For my project, programmed lines ton move and only take up half the screen and i programmed an ellipse to move around the screen.  

Both the ellipse and the lines are redrawn each time the program is re-ran to simulate animation but the background is only drawn once. The ellipse is drawn only once and copied and repasted as it moves across the canvas, but the lines constantly over lap the the ellipse as it moves through them creating the illusion that its being redrawn every time it moves.

Learn More

Hello DHF!

We have worked on a good amount of stuff in a month, some being a lot harder than others. but my favorite was 3d printing. For 3d printing i printed a bowl or a planter for Ms.Ria and its the biggest thing i have ever printed but pretty small for a bowl.

Learn More

Final Capstone Project The Amazing Domino Maze

This capstone project is about the Joy of Dominos. For this project I made a Domino Maze comprised of dominos of all sizes because  

 

I did research on domino mazes and different creative ways to stack dominos

I made the maze using different sized Dominos made with a 3d printer, laser cutter and milling.

 

I used laser cutting to build my GIGANTIC domino as well as a  bunch of my normal size dominos

 

I used 3d printing to make some special designed dominos that were made to knock over things normally out of reach for a regular domino.

I was going to use milling to make stairs and make large dominos that were going to be the second to most largest domino in my maze but ran short on time and was unable to get that done.

Some of the challenges I faced were; coming up with and idea, figuring out how I was going to efficiently use the 3d printer, laser cutter and the mill, and finishing my project.

 

So it took me an extra long time to come up with an idea because i didn’t know what i wanted to do and I didn’t want to do nothing too complicated.  I finally decided to do the whole thing on dominos.

 

Now once i had this idea of doing it on nothing but dominos, I had no idea how i was going to use 3d printing, laser cutting and milling to create all of these things. I had my mind set on just using the 3d printer to create all my regular size dominos but my teacher, Dishon convinced me that the laser cutter could do that much more efficiently and quickly than the 3d printer.

He also helped me figure out how i could include the mill and the 3d printer.

I finally came to terms with using the laser cutter for all my regular size dominos as well as my gigantic domino, using the 3d printer for a modified domino designed to knock dominos down at different heights, and to use the mill to create stairs as an obstacle to help knock down my gigantic domino.

 

And finally, my toughest challenge was finishing because i took so long figuring out what i was going to do for my final project and coming up with a plan that my work time was essentially cut in half. So I was unable to make it to the milling part, but I was able to give everything else finished with the help of my teacher and Ms.Mary.

This course was really fun, I really enjoyed learning about 3d printing, laser cutting (even though i got hurt during that section of the course but still made out ok in the final project because of prior classes I took at DHF) and milling. Dishon Hall was a good teacher and supporter, and I had a lot of fun doing the projects.

Learn More

Qsmith Milling

Milling Portfolio:

 

For the cnc section I made a mancala board out of MDF, a type of wood made completely out of tini wood shavings but compacted to make a board. I did this by using the digital calipers to measure the height and the width as well as the thickness of the original design and then recreated it in Fusion 360.

 

In Fusion 360 I used the workplane provided to completely recreate the mancala board using the measurements. To accomplish this:

 

  • I made a rectangular sketch of the mancala board in the model workspace and extruded it. I then labeled it “mancala”. Afterwards,  i made the divets of the mancala board by extruding circles down into the surface of “mancala” and rounded out the bottom of the circles.
  • I then extruded from the original rectangular sketch again to create the stock that I would cut the mancala board out of. I then labeled it “stock”
  • I used the CAM(computer Aided Manufacturing) workspace to tell the milling machine how and where to cut.
    • I used pocket clearing to create the divots in “mancala” which originally looked like a series of steps.
    • I used 2 parallel passes to even out those divots, one at a 0 degree angle and another at a 90 degree angle. By passing over it in 2 directions I was able to get a really smooth finish
    • Some of the difficulties i had were the setting up of the mill because there are so many steps to take to get the mill set up in CAM. Besides that this project was really fun and I enjoyed myself.
Learn More

Qsmith 3d Printing Portfolio

Making a 3d mini figurine

 

I used fusion 360 to which provides tools such as sketch that allowed me to make 3d models by extruding them on the platform provided to design the 3d mini fig 2 times the size of a regular lego figure, caliper for measurements which is like a ruler but gives more precise measurements and a 3d printer  to print out the lego mini fig, but before I did that, i had to go into flash print which is basically the process of setting up how i want the min figurine to print. Once i set that up and loaded everything on to a flash drive, then I was ready to print.

 

Some challenges were the differences in filament because the type of color depended on the thickness of the filament and i’m actually not sure why this happens. This matters because the lego took precise measurements in order to get them to fit together. Macs were my final challenge because macs are stubborn sometimes and are not willing to cooperate, this caused me issues when i was trying to log in.

Learn More

p5.js Half and Half Project

In Creative Programming, we used p5 web editor to visually program sketches using JavaScript. For my project, programmed lines ton move and only take up half the screen and i programmed an ellipse to move around the screen.  

Both the ellipse and the lines are redrawn each time the program is re-ran to simulate animation but the background is only drawn once. The ellipse is drawn only once and copied and repasted as it moves across the canvas, but the lines constantly over lap the the ellipse as it moves through them creating the illusion that its being redrawn every time it moves.

Learn More

Hello DHF!

We have worked on a good amount of stuff in a month, some being a lot harder than others. but my favorite was 3d printing. For 3d printing i printed a bowl or a planter for Ms.Ria and its the biggest thing i have ever printed but pretty small for a bowl.

Learn More

Final Capstone Project The Amazing Domino Maze

This capstone project is about the Joy of Dominos. For this project I made a Domino Maze comprised of dominos of all sizes because  

 

I did research on domino mazes and different creative ways to stack dominos

I made the maze using different sized Dominos made with a 3d printer, laser cutter and milling.

 

I used laser cutting to build my GIGANTIC domino as well as a  bunch of my normal size dominos

 

I used 3d printing to make some special designed dominos that were made to knock over things normally out of reach for a regular domino.

I was going to use milling to make stairs and make large dominos that were going to be the second to most largest domino in my maze but ran short on time and was unable to get that done.

Some of the challenges I faced were; coming up with and idea, figuring out how I was going to efficiently use the 3d printer, laser cutter and the mill, and finishing my project.

 

So it took me an extra long time to come up with an idea because i didn’t know what i wanted to do and I didn’t want to do nothing too complicated.  I finally decided to do the whole thing on dominos.

 

Now once i had this idea of doing it on nothing but dominos, I had no idea how i was going to use 3d printing, laser cutting and milling to create all of these things. I had my mind set on just using the 3d printer to create all my regular size dominos but my teacher, Dishon convinced me that the laser cutter could do that much more efficiently and quickly than the 3d printer.

He also helped me figure out how i could include the mill and the 3d printer.

I finally came to terms with using the laser cutter for all my regular size dominos as well as my gigantic domino, using the 3d printer for a modified domino designed to knock dominos down at different heights, and to use the mill to create stairs as an obstacle to help knock down my gigantic domino.

 

And finally, my toughest challenge was finishing because i took so long figuring out what i was going to do for my final project and coming up with a plan that my work time was essentially cut in half. So I was unable to make it to the milling part, but I was able to give everything else finished with the help of my teacher and Ms.Mary.

This course was really fun, I really enjoyed learning about 3d printing, laser cutting (even though i got hurt during that section of the course but still made out ok in the final project because of prior classes I took at DHF) and milling. Dishon Hall was a good teacher and supporter, and I had a lot of fun doing the projects.

Learn More

Qsmith Milling

Milling Portfolio:

 

For the cnc section I made a mancala board out of MDF, a type of wood made completely out of tini wood shavings but compacted to make a board. I did this by using the digital calipers to measure the height and the width as well as the thickness of the original design and then recreated it in Fusion 360.

 

In Fusion 360 I used the workplane provided to completely recreate the mancala board using the measurements. To accomplish this:

 

  • I made a rectangular sketch of the mancala board in the model workspace and extruded it. I then labeled it “mancala”. Afterwards,  i made the divets of the mancala board by extruding circles down into the surface of “mancala” and rounded out the bottom of the circles.
  • I then extruded from the original rectangular sketch again to create the stock that I would cut the mancala board out of. I then labeled it “stock”
  • I used the CAM(computer Aided Manufacturing) workspace to tell the milling machine how and where to cut.
    • I used pocket clearing to create the divots in “mancala” which originally looked like a series of steps.
    • I used 2 parallel passes to even out those divots, one at a 0 degree angle and another at a 90 degree angle. By passing over it in 2 directions I was able to get a really smooth finish
    • Some of the difficulties i had were the setting up of the mill because there are so many steps to take to get the mill set up in CAM. Besides that this project was really fun and I enjoyed myself.
Learn More

Qsmith 3d Printing Portfolio

Making a 3d mini figurine

 

I used fusion 360 to which provides tools such as sketch that allowed me to make 3d models by extruding them on the platform provided to design the 3d mini fig 2 times the size of a regular lego figure, caliper for measurements which is like a ruler but gives more precise measurements and a 3d printer  to print out the lego mini fig, but before I did that, i had to go into flash print which is basically the process of setting up how i want the min figurine to print. Once i set that up and loaded everything on to a flash drive, then I was ready to print.

 

Some challenges were the differences in filament because the type of color depended on the thickness of the filament and i’m actually not sure why this happens. This matters because the lego took precise measurements in order to get them to fit together. Macs were my final challenge because macs are stubborn sometimes and are not willing to cooperate, this caused me issues when i was trying to log in.

Learn More

p5.js Half and Half Project

In Creative Programming, we used p5 web editor to visually program sketches using JavaScript. For my project, programmed lines ton move and only take up half the screen and i programmed an ellipse to move around the screen.  

Both the ellipse and the lines are redrawn each time the program is re-ran to simulate animation but the background is only drawn once. The ellipse is drawn only once and copied and repasted as it moves across the canvas, but the lines constantly over lap the the ellipse as it moves through them creating the illusion that its being redrawn every time it moves.

Learn More

Hello DHF!

We have worked on a good amount of stuff in a month, some being a lot harder than others. but my favorite was 3d printing. For 3d printing i printed a bowl or a planter for Ms.Ria and its the biggest thing i have ever printed but pretty small for a bowl.

Learn More

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Final Capstone Project The Amazing Domino Maze

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This capstone project is about the Joy of Dominos. For this project I made a Domino Maze comprised of dominos of all sizes because     I did research on domino mazes and different creative ways to stack dominos I made the maze using different sized Dominos made...

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Posted by qsmith on Jun 5, 2018

Milling Portfolio:   For the cnc section I made a mancala board out of MDF, a type of wood made completely out of tini wood shavings but compacted to make a board. I did this by using the digital calipers to measure the height and the width as well as the...

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Qsmith 3d Printing Portfolio

Posted by qsmith on Jun 5, 2018

Making a 3d mini figurine   I used fusion 360 to which provides tools such as sketch that allowed me to make 3d models by extruding them on the platform provided to design the 3d mini fig 2 times the size of a regular lego figure, caliper for measurements which...

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p5.js Half and Half Project

Posted by qsmith on Aug 11, 2017

In Creative Programming, we used p5 web editor to visually program sketches using JavaScript. For my project, programmed lines ton move and only take up half the screen and i programmed an ellipse to move around the screen.   Both the ellipse and the lines are redrawn...

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We have worked on a good amount of stuff in a month, some being a lot harder than others. but my favorite was 3d printing. For 3d printing i printed a bowl or a planter for Ms.Ria and its the biggest thing i have ever printed but pretty small for a...

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This capstone project is about the Joy of Dominos. For this project I made a Domino Maze comprised of dominos of all sizes because  

 

I did research on domino mazes and different creative ways to stack dominos

I made the maze using different sized Dominos made with a 3d printer, laser cutter and milling.

 

I used laser cutting to build my GIGANTIC domino as well as a  bunch of my normal size dominos

 

I used 3d printing to make some special designed dominos that were made to knock over things normally out of reach for a regular domino.

I was going to use milling to make stairs and make large dominos that were going to be the second to most largest domino in my maze but ran short on time and was unable to get that done.

Some of the challenges I faced were; coming up with and idea, figuring out how I was going to efficiently use the 3d printer, laser cutter and the mill, and finishing my project.

 

So it took me an extra long time to come up with an idea because i didn’t know what i wanted to do and I didn’t want to do nothing too complicated.  I finally decided to do the whole thing on dominos.

 

Now once i had this idea of doing it on nothing but dominos, I had no idea how i was going to use 3d printing, laser cutting and milling to create all of these things. I had my mind set on just using the 3d printer to create all my regular size dominos but my teacher, Dishon convinced me that the laser cutter could do that much more efficiently and quickly than the 3d printer.

He also helped me figure out how i could include the mill and the 3d printer.

I finally came to terms with using the laser cutter for all my regular size dominos as well as my gigantic domino, using the 3d printer for a modified domino designed to knock dominos down at different heights, and to use the mill to create stairs as an obstacle to help knock down my gigantic domino.

 

And finally, my toughest challenge was finishing because i took so long figuring out what i was going to do for my final project and coming up with a plan that my work time was essentially cut in half. So I was unable to make it to the milling part, but I was able to give everything else finished with the help of my teacher and Ms.Mary.

This course was really fun, I really enjoyed learning about 3d printing, laser cutting (even though i got hurt during that section of the course but still made out ok in the final project because of prior classes I took at DHF) and milling. Dishon Hall was a good teacher and supporter, and I had a lot of fun doing the projects.

View Plans and Pricing

Milling Portfolio:

 

For the cnc section I made a mancala board out of MDF, a type of wood made completely out of tini wood shavings but compacted to make a board. I did this by using the digital calipers to measure the height and the width as well as the thickness of the original design and then recreated it in Fusion 360.

 

In Fusion 360 I used the workplane provided to completely recreate the mancala board using the measurements. To accomplish this:

 

View Plans and Pricing

Making a 3d mini figurine

 

I used fusion 360 to which provides tools such as sketch that allowed me to make 3d models by extruding them on the platform provided to design the 3d mini fig 2 times the size of a regular lego figure, caliper for measurements which is like a ruler but gives more precise measurements and a 3d printer  to print out the lego mini fig, but before I did that, i had to go into flash print which is basically the process of setting up how i want the min figurine to print. Once i set that up and loaded everything on to a flash drive, then I was ready to print.

 

Some challenges were the differences in filament because the type of color depended on the thickness of the filament and i’m actually not sure why this happens. This matters because the lego took precise measurements in order to get them to fit together. Macs were my final challenge because macs are stubborn sometimes and are not willing to cooperate, this caused me issues when i was trying to log in.

View Plans and Pricing

In Creative Programming, we used p5 web editor to visually program sketches using JavaScript. For my project, programmed lines ton move and only take up half the screen and i programmed an ellipse to move around the screen.  

Both the ellipse and the lines are redrawn each time the program is re-ran to simulate animation but the background is only drawn once. The ellipse is drawn only once and copied and repasted as it moves across the canvas, but the lines constantly over lap the the ellipse as it moves through them creating the illusion that its being redrawn every time it moves.

View Plans and Pricing

We have worked on a good amount of stuff in a month, some being a lot harder than others. but my favorite was 3d printing. For 3d printing i printed a bowl or a planter for Ms.Ria and its the biggest thing i have ever printed but pretty small for a bowl.

View Plans and Pricing