Prototyping Techiques, Let’s Build

Here’s a cool site for prototyping and modeling techniques for design.

http://www.judepullen.com/designmodelling/techniques/

One thing is that you don’t need fancy tools like 3D printers for prototyping.  You can go a long way with just simple tools and materials.  Yes, a 3D printer makes wonderful shapes and stuff, but you can do the same thing with knives, balsa wood and clay.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/blocking-out-a-prototype-shape-in-balsa-wood-lets-build/

Or cardboard.

Some more prototype techniques using cardboard.

http://makingsociety.com/2014/11/cardboard-prototyping-1/

http://makingsociety.com/2014/11/how-to-cut-cardboard-prototyping/

http://makingsociety.com/2014/11/cardboard-prototype-technique/

Once you’ve scratched out your shape, even using cardboard as a master it’s not that difficult to add some fillers like auto putty, do some sanding and make a mold.

Learn How to Create a Line of Scale Model Cars Using a Two-Part Mold

Once your do that, you are one step to an almost work alike, look alike prototype.

Some more on model making.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/model-making-a-lets-build-resource/

And other resources.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/a-quick-guide-to-product-development-lets-build/

 

Some books.

https://www.amazon.com/Prototyping-Modelmaking-Product-Design-Portfolio-ebook/dp/B00JB8I8T2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1T22HPD1QN3C4Y3J09BE&ref_=pd_sim_b_1

https://www.amazon.com/Prop-Builders-Molding-Casting-Handbook/dp/1558701281?ie=UTF8&keywords=prop%20builders%20handbook&qid=1426364550&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

Along with my general book list.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/a-makers-and-engineering-bookshelf/

The Let’s Build Series.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/tag/lets-build/

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