Neat!

It’ll be a while. They keep changing things.

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Roger that. No rush! But when you do start actually building it would be great!

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Barry, the 8-track is super neat!, but I’m also curious about the keyboard partially shown.
One of my kids is embarking on building one and is looking around at options though he is leaning toward designing thr whole thing.
Is yours done / any info on that?

It’s one of these.

Printed this case.

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haha

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I’m interested to see what @vicious1 thinks of those CAD challenges.

I like doing Advent of Code every year. I never try to be competitive, but I enjoy the puzzles (and admittedly, the theme is always fun). This seems like a fun thing to do if I haven’t done any CAD. I might give it a try.

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I watched this last night and I have to say I could really see how this could help gain skill. And help learn how to shave a lot of time off. I know I waste a ton of time in cad, some because I don’t know the tricks, and others because I forget about them till I am done doing it all one by one :rofl: I think I will check it out and see what I can learn from it for sure. I wont be entering any tournaments that’s for sure, but to get better would be awesome!

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It isn’t all about speed either. To get faster, you have to get better and do it more. So you’ll be training how you solve problems, which will let you solve bigger problems. Doing that faster doesn’t hurt though.

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Exactly. I find myself doing a lot more cad lately. And I have enjoyed it for the most part. So to be able to learn even more tricks to make it a little more efficient and learn more operations that I have no clue about would be awesome!

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When I switched to Onshape I found TooTallToby and I have been hooked. The lessons are great and that speed running stuff looks super fun. I am definitely going to give it a shot.

The only negative thing I have to say is they are usually doing shortcuts to make the part. Teaching Tech shows this in the vid as the extrude all then delete face…I have never used delete face. Mirror is one click extra but seems way more reliable. As in if you need to come back in a year or two for a client you might not like to edit that thing. If I were to make a part I knew was going to be milled out I would make it one way (to be sure the milling would work) vs injection molding, etc. So I am worried it might teach some bad habits.

Overall I think it looks like a good time. Set up the materials like TT suggested and learn your keyboard shortcuts, the rest is just figuring out how to make parts. I wanna try it!

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I could see this for sure.

I still have a long way to go on learning the keyboard shortcuts. Especially for Onshape lol. But I know a few that I use often. I think for me is just learning how they make some of those parts. Some of the ones in the video I saw I wouldn’t even know where to start making something like that LOL. I had never seen any of his videos so I plan to go check them out for sure.

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A lot of shortcuts are just the first letter, so they are super easy. T for Tangent, C for circle, L for line. Things like, I for coIncident take a little more thinking to remember. If you can use both hands instead of just the mouse you get much faster. That is my biggest suggestion.

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Cheers for the neat speed CAD pointers. Looking forward to trying OnShape when back home. Recently saw some neat tire treads…


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Best logo stamping machine ever!

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Interesting tutorial for anyone wanting to carve some elevation terrain or cityscapes

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Back to TooTallToby and OnShape. This speed run for the competition is super fun.

edit: I am not really that good at drawing stuff in F360, but OnShape looks so smooth. I have a (brand) new computer, but F360 still seems to lag and such

second edit: $1500 is a lot of money though

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I’ve been trying to use FreeCAD for some time now but it’s a bit cumbersome and the models are not very robust. I started looking at Onshape last night because I wanted to find an alternative and Ryan has been having some good results. But the $1500 is way out of my hobby budget and I don’t really like the public aspect to the free version. So not sure how I’m going to proceed.

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I fought this very subject for the last 9 years. If you make any money at all from your CAD, buy onshape, or at least sign up to get the free trial for a while to test drive it. I can wholeheartedly say I wasted a lot of time with Fusion. I hate spending this type of money when I do not typically use CAD every day but the amount of time I save when I do use it and how extremely robust the models are make the cost sting a lot less. And if you want to throw SolidWorks in the mix, Onshape wins because I can jump on from any computer anywhere, mine or not, and check a model. Solidworks anchors you to a specific machine. I had my laptop die on me, grabbed a new one and was working as soon as I could get to a browser, SolidWorks that situation would have been a nightmare of phone calls trying to get the license transferred.

If no money is generated from your CAD you either need to live with public models or live with fusion.

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This is pretty cool to watch.

Hmmmmm…

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Ever wondered how those curved/twisted handrails quarter turns are machined?
Now you know …

What a freaking beast of a machine !

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