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Do you want to make a unique planter by yourself? Want to challenge yourself creating 3D design for your indoor planter pot? 
Sheep Planter Pot


Because I am a Huge Fan of Sheep, I created the design of sheep. Here I show you how to do it with the help of Tinkercad software. Let's get started!



Materials:

Tinkercad
Dremel 3D Printer
Dremel Digilab Slicer
PLA Filament (Red, Blue, White, Light Grey, and Yellow)
Hot Glue
Little Rocks and Soils
Plants and Flowers


The Crescent

Grab a torus. Scale it into the length of 127.62 mm, the width of 57.90 mm, and the height of 150.81 mm. Grab a cylinder and make it a hole. Make the length of 128.72 mm, the width of 231.58 mm, and the height of 152.11 mm. Group them together.
Grab a torus

Grab a cylinder and make it a hole.     The Crescent


The Crescent's Face

Grab a half sphere for the eyes. Scale it into the length of 11.58 mm, the width of 11.58 mm, and the height of 5.79 mm. Duplicate it into 2. For the nose, grab a sphere. Make it the diameter of 4.63 mm. Grab a mustache from the characters tab. It is optional. 

Scale it into the length of 3.50 mm, the width of 19.43 mm, and the height of 4.63 mm. Grab a sphere for the mouth. Scale it into the length of 6.68 mm, the width of 13.89 mm, and the height of 5.09 mm. 

Duplicate it and rescale it (because the bottom lip is smaller than the upper lip) into the width of 13.89 mm, the length of 8.73 mm, and the height of 5.55 mm. Arrange them all proportionally as in the picture.
Crescent's Face       Crescent's Face

The Crescent's Hat - 1

Grab a paraboloid. Scale it into the width of 62.53 mm, the length of 61.37 mm, and the height of 53.26 mm. Drag a sphere. 

Scale it into the width of 37.05 mm, the length of 68.85 mm, and the height of 17.37 mm. Rotate it 22.5 degrees. See the picture. Drag another sphere. Make the diameter of 23.16 mm. Group them altogether.

Making crescent hat     Making crescent hat

Making crescent hat

The Crescent's Hat – 2

Put the hat on the crescent body. Duplicate the crescent body and make it a hole. Group them together.

finished The Crescent's Hat    finished The Crescent's Hat
finished The Crescent's Hat

The Sheep

There are some steps to make the Sheep. The result will be like this.
The Sheep

The Head

To create the head, drag and drop sphere into the workplane. For the size, see the picture. Rotate 15 degrees as shown in the picture.

sheep head     sheep head


The Ears

For the ears, use sphere and scale it as shown in the picture. Put it in the upper side of Sheep's head. Rotate 45 degrees as shown in the picture. Duplicate it into 2.

sheep ear      sheep ear


The Face

To make a face, you need eyes and mouth. For the eyes, use a sphere and duplicate it. To make a mouth, use round roof and duplicate it for holing. For the scale, see the picture.

sheep face     sheep face


sheep face      sheep face


The Body

For the main part of the body, use a cylinder and grab another cylinder for the holes. Group them together. Make the details for the Sheep's wool. I use a sphere for the wool. 

Copy and paste it as many as you want. Play around with the scale and the position. The final result should be in the picture. It is very difficult to explain it in words, so I embedded my design in Tinkercad. 

Therefore, you can see the exact measurement. Lastly, do not forget to add the Sheep's tail by using a sphere.

sheep body


sheep body    sheep body


The Front Legs

For 1 front leg, use 2 spheres and make them the shape of ellipses. For the scaling, see the picture. 

Do not forget to rotate it and group both of them together. Attach the body and duplicate it to create 2 front legs.

front legs


front legs   front legs


The Back Legs

For 1 back leg, you need 3 spheres, too and make it a shape of ellipses. For the scaling, see the picture. 

Do not forget to rotate it and group both of them together. Attach the body and duplicate it to create 2 back legs.

sheep back legs

sheep back legs    sheep back legs


The Blue Cloud

Grab a sphere. Scale it into the length of 77.92 mm, the width of 77.63 mm, and the height of 40.18 mm. Grab a cylinder and make the diameter into 87 mm and the height of 81.93 mm. 

To make the details, use spheres as accessories for the cloud. The size is up to you. Play around with it. Copy 1 layer of the cloud twice, so you have 3 layers of the cloud. Group them altogether. See the picture as final result.

blue cloud   blue cloud


blue cloud   blue cloud


The Grey Cloud

Grab a sphere and scale it into the length of 770.2 mm, the width of 77.22 mm, and the height of 35.31 mm. Grab another sphere and scale it into the length of 81.23 mm, the width of 81.44 mm, and the height of 41.38 mm. 

Make it a hole and group the spheres altogether. To make the details, use spheres as accessories for the cloud. The size is up to you. Play around with it. Group them altogether. See the picture as final result.

grey cloud


grey cloud     grey cloud


The Base

Grab a box. Scale it into the width of 212 mm, the length of 190 mm, and the height of 30 mm. 

Grab another box and scale it into the height of 17 mm, the width of 170 mm, and length of 192 mm. Make it a hole and group them together.

The Base    The Base


The Base

Printing

Before printing, save and export the selected object to .stl file and print it. Open the Dremel Digilab 3D Slicer. Make sure the object is on the base. Choose the print setup.

I choose "High Speed", Infill: Gradual, Tick the "Generate Support". Tick the build plate adhesion, click prepare and send to printer.

Printing the sheep planter pot       Printing the sheep planter pot

Assemble

Assemble all parts that we already printed before by gluing with hot glue.

glue the printing parts     glue the printing parts



glue the printing parts

Final design Pot

Here is the final design pot.

final design pot

Planting

To make it prettier, you need to prepare the planting. Add some soil and little rock to the pot. Plant it with some flowers and plants.

Add some soil and little rock to the pot.      Plant it with some flowers and plants.

Final Planter Pot


Sheep Planter Pot


Here is the final planter pot. You can place this in the house. Enjoy! Thank you for reading my tutorial.



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Forklift clock

Introduction

Designing clock is a first experience for me. Most old clocks are noisy, so I decided to challenge myself in this contest to make a silent portable clock with unique design. All you have to do is having a 3D design software and Printer. Yet, the printer itself is optional. There are a lot of services in 3D Printing. Let us make this clock.

Material to use:
Autodesk Fusion 360 software
Dremel Digilab 3D40 Printer
Dremel Digilab Slicer software
Clock Mechanism
Battery for the Clock Quartz (AA Battery)
PLA Filament (Gold, Green, Black, See-through Blue, Red, White)
Hot Glue Gun

Preparing 3D Design

Open Fusion 360 Software. If you want to download it, you can click here (it is free for students, teachers, and educators) or here (it is only a free trial for people not related to education).

Open the blank document and save it by clicking the "Save" button. Do not forget to choose the location of the file.

Open Fusion 360

Here, my project has a name of Robot Clock, and I saved it in the Admin Project folder. Before you are making the project, change the units of measurement as you desired by clicking the document settings in the top left side of the window (see picture).

The default is in mm. I choose mm for the units of measurement in this project because it is more precise and accurate.
   save Fusion 360


Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel

Start creating a sketch. Select the plane, and click the Center Diameter Circle in the Create tab. 

Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel     Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel


 Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel

This project needs 3 circles for making a wheel. Input the diameter of the first circle to 120 mm, the second circle 100 mm, and the third circle 40 mm.

   

Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel    Sketch for Front Part of Clock Wheel


Sketch Spokes of Front Part of Clock Wheel – Pt. 1

To create spokes, you need a rectangular shape by clicking the "2-Point Rectangle" button in the Create tab. 

clicking the "2-Point Rectangle" button


Sketch Spokes of Front Part of Clock Wheel – Pt. 2

Make the first spoke with the length and width of 45 mm and 10 mm, respectively.

Make the first spoke


Sketch Spokes of Front Part of Clock Wheel – Pt. 3

Create 6 spokes for the wheel, so the spokes should form a 60-degree angle adjacent to each other. In order to duplicate and rotate the first spoke (use Free-Form mode), select the center of the wheel because you would like to rotate it about the center. 

Then, select 4 sides of the Rectangle by using Shift key (until all the sides of the Rectangle are selected in dark blue lines). Type "-60" into the "Z Angle". Do that for 5 times.

Sketch Spokes of Front Part

Sketch Spokes of Front Part

Sketch Spokes of Front Part


Sketch Locking Pins – Pt. 1

Create 6 locking pins for the wheel by using circular shapes with a diameter of 5 mm.

Sketch Locking Pins     Sketch Locking Pins

Sketch Locking Pins – Pt. 2

Make 5 more locking pins by rotating the first one about the center of the wheel because the locking pins should have the same locations relative to the spokes. 

Click the center of the wheel and the locking pin by using Shift key. After that, type "-60" into the "Z Angle". Do that for 5 times. The result should be 6 locking pins in total.

rotating Locking Pins

rotating Locking Pins      rotating Locking Pins


Sketch for Center Circle of Clock Wheel

Create the center circle of the wheel with a diameter of 12 mm. it is for the clock mechanism.

Center Circle of Clock Wheel     Center Circle of Clock Wheel

Center Circle of Clock Wheel


Sketch for Back Part of Clock Wheel – Pt. 1

Select all the wheels and click the Copy button. Drag the copy to another place in the Workplane. Select all the Locking Pins. Delete them all. 

Create another hole for the locking pins attachment with a diameter of 7 mm. You need 7 mm for the hole of the locking pins attachment because the diameter of the locking pins is 5 mm. 

Therefore, you must have the diameter of the attachment holes for 7 mm, which is 2 mm more than the diameter of the locking pins. The benefit for doing this is that the locking pins will be able to attach and enter the hole properly.
Back Part of Clock Wheel    Back Part of Clock Wheel

Back Part of Clock Wheel     Back Part of Clock Wheel   

Sketch for Back Part of Clock Wheel – Pt. 2

Copy the hole for the locking pins attachment by selecting the center of the Wheel. 

After that, select the Circle by using Shift key. Type "-60" into the "Z Angle". Do that for 5 times.

Copy the hole for the locking pins        Copy the hole for the locking pins


Copy the hole for the locking pins   

Sketch Forklift Wheel

To make the wheel of the forklift, draw it in the sketch view. It is far easier than constructing it in 3D view. First, draw the circle by clicking "Center Diameter Circle" the Sketch Mode. 

Make 2 circles with a diameter of 25 mm and 50 mm. Duplicate the wheel.

Sketch Forklift Wheel


Sketch Forklift Body

Create the forklift body with the dimensions are shown in the picture. All the unit measurements are in mm.

Sketch Forklift Body     Sketch Forklift Body   

Sketch Overhead Guard and the Support

Sketch the overhead guard and the support. The sizes are noted in the image.

Sketch Overhead Guard   Sketch Support


Sketch Forklift Mast

Sketch the forklift mast with a width of 19 mm as shown in the picture.

Sketch Forklift Mast

Sketch Forklift Operator Cab

Make another sketch for the operator cab. See the image for further measurement.

Sketch Forklift Operator Cab

Sketch Forklift Load Backrest and Forks

Moreover, draw the sketch for the load backrest and the forks of the forklift. See the picture for the measurement. 

First, my drawing is triangle-shaped for the load forks, yet turnout, after printing, they are too fragile to be attached in front of the load backrest. 

Therefore, I decided to change my sketch for the forks. I drew L-shape Forks and the result is that they are sturdy.

Sketch Forklift Load Backrest

Sketch Forklift Forks    Sketch Forklift Forks


Sketch Seat

Then, draw the seat. See the picture for the sizes.

Sketch Seat

Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel

Draw the Steering Wheel also. See the picture.

Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel

Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel      Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel

Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel        Sketch Forklift Steering Wheel  

Extrude Clock Wheel – Pt. 1

Extrude the Front and Back Parts of the Wheel by clicking Extrude button or press shortcut key E. 

Select all the faces, except the holes for the locking pins and the clock mechanism. Extrude them for 10 mm of height.
Extrude Clock Wheel     Extrude Clock Wheel

Extrude Clock Wheel      Extrude Clock Wheel

Extrude Clock Wheel – Pt. 2

Select all the holes that have a diameter of 5 mm, not 7 mm. Extrude the locking pins in the front part of the wheel a thickness of 10 mm. For the back part of the wheel, extrude all, except the hole for the thickness of 10 mm. 

By doing this, you will get the holes perforated completely, yet we do not want the back part of the wheel to have holes. We want the hole only in one side of the back part of the wheel, just for sticking the locking pins. 

Therefore, we need to extrude another 5 mm for the other side of the wheel part.

Extrude Clock Wheel

Extrude Clock Wheel


Preparing for Printing the Clock Wheel

Export the Clock Wheel into an STL File in order for it to be printed. I used the Dremel Digilab 3D40 as the 3D Printer. For more information and options, click here. 

Open the STL file in the Dremel Digilab 3D Slicer (or you can just drag the File into the slicer). Adjust the position as you prefer. The Clock Wheel is automatically in the Slicer. 

I used "High Speed" and "20% of infill". Then, click Prepare button for Slicing. Lastly, click print.

Printing the Clock Wheel

Printing the Clock Wheel      Printing the Clock Wheel


Extrude Forklift Wheels – Pt. 1

After finishing sketching the forklift, extrude the parts one by one. Start by extruding the wheels. Select the wheels faces. 

Click the E button on your keyboard to extrude. Extrude for the dimension of 10 mm. Yet, in this case, we extrude the tires (the front part of the wheel).

Extrude Forklift Wheels

Extrude Forklift Wheels


Extrude Forklift Wheels – Pt. 2

Extrude the inner part of wheels with the height of 9mm. You only extruded 2 wheels, so you need to double it because there are 4 wheels for the forklift. 

To do so, copy the 2 wheels that you just extruded previously and move it. Save it to STL file. Print it.

Extrude Forklift Wheels   Extrude Forklift Wheels

Extrude Forklift Wheels   Extrude Forklift Wheels


Extrude Forklift Body

For the forklift body, bevel the corner of the body. In order to bevel, use the Fillet button in the Sketch Mode. Adjust the bevel as you desire. 

Here, I used 20 mm of bevel. See the picture. Extrude the forklift body for 152 mm of height. Save it to STL file. Print it.

Extrude Forklift Body

Extrude Forklift Body     Extrude Forklift Body

Extrude Forklift Body


Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports

For the overhead guard, bevel the corner of the roof. Adjust the bevel as you desire. I used 5 mm and 10 mm of bevel on the left and the right, respectively. 

In addition, add some more lines for becoming the thickness of the overhead guard by using sketch mode. After that, extrude it for 152 mm of height. For the supports, extrude them to the thickness of 10 mm. 

Because now the supports are only 2, make a copy by selecting both of them and translate them about 142 mm to the right. Now you have 4 supports. For more details, see the picture. Save it to STL file. Print it. I choose black color for the overhead guard and white for the supports.

Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports     Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports

Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports

Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports

Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports    Extrude Overhead Guard and the Supports

Extrude Forklift Mast

Extrude forklift mast for about 5 mm thickness. Then, save it to STL file. Print it. I chose see-through blue for the color.

Extrude Forklift Mast   print Forklift Mast

Extrude Forklift Mast        Extrude Forklift Mast


Extrude Forklift Load Backrest

Extrude Load Backrest for about 10 mm thick for each body one by one, and save it to STL file. Print it.

Extrude Forklift Load Backrest    Extrude Forklift Load Backrest

Extrude Forklift Load Backrest     Extrude Forklift Load Backrest

Extrude Forklift Load Backrest


Extrude Forklift Forks

Extrude the Forks for about 10 mm thick for each body one by one, and save it to STL file. Print it.
Extrude Forklift Forks

Extrude Forklift Forks

Forklift Forks

print Forklift Forks    print Forklift Forks


Extrude Forklift Engine/Battery Compartment

Extrude the Forklift Engine/Battery Compartment for 152 mm of thickness. (It must be the same as the width of the forklift body). Save it to STL file. Print it. 

I chose light gold color for this. You can choose the color as you desire.

Extrude Forklift Engine/Battery Compartment

Forklift Engine/Battery Compartment     print Forklift Engine/Battery Compartment


Extrude Seat

Extrude it for thickness of 40 mm. Move it to the center with a y-distance of 56 mm. Save it to STL file. Print it. I use red color for the seat. You can choose whatever color you like.

Extrude Forklift seat

Forklift seat     Print Forklift seat



Extrude Steering Wheel

Extrude the Steering Wheel and its support with a thickness of 10 mm and save it to STL file. Print it. I choose the color of black for the steering wheel.

Extrude Steering Wheel

Extrude Steering Wheel

Steering Wheel     Steering Wheel

Steering Wheel

Print Steering Wheel



Assemble Clock – Pt. 1

Make numbers of the clock in Tinkercad because it is easier making numbers in Tinkercad by clicking "Text and Numbers". Choose the numbers. Make them from 1 to 12. (Length: 11.25 mm, Width: 6.34 mm, and Height: 4 mm)

Make numbers of the clock in Tinkercad   Make numbers of the clock in Tinkercad

If you want to see my Tinkercad numbers, click here. Save and export them to STL file. Print them. Glue the numbers of the Clock Wheel frame.


Print the numbers of the clock      Glue the numbers of the Clock Wheel frame

Glue the numbers of the Clock Wheel frame       Glue the numbers of the Clock Wheel frame


Assemble Clock – Pt. 2

Install the clock mechanism to the body of the Clock Wheel frame. Information regarding how to install the clock mechanism is shown in the video. 

Just make sure the orders of the clock mechanism installment, which are quartz, washer, nut, hour hand, minute hand, and second hand. I cut the hour hand, minute hand, and second hand because they are too long to be attached to the clock wheel. 

Glue the back part of the clock wheel, so they are attached to each other with the front part. See pictures.


Install the clock mechanism to the body of the Clock Wheel        Install the clock mechanism to the body of the Clock Wheel

clock mechanism- Clock Wheel

Assemble Forklift – Pt. 1

Glue the wheels to the body. 

Glue the wheels to the body      Glue the wheels to the body


Assemble Forklift – Pt. 2

Glue the mast to the body.
Glue the mast to the body    Glue the mast to the body

Glue the mast to the body

Assemble Forklift – Pt. 3

Attach the Clock Wheel to the mast of the Forklift by using hot glue.
Attach the Clock Wheel to the mast of the Forklift

Assemble Forklift – Pt. 4

Glue the engine of battery compartment to the body. Next, attach the overhead guard and its supports.

Glue the engine of battery compartment to the body.    Glue the engine of battery compartment to the body.

Assemble Forklift    Assemble Forklift

Assemble Forklift       Assemble Forklift


Assemble Forklift – Pt. 5

Attach the Load Backrest to the mast. Next, glue the forks to the backrest.

Attach the Load Backrest to the mast   Attach the Load Backrest to the mast

Attach the Load Backrest to the mast.   Attach the Load Backrest to the mast.

Assemble Forklift – Pt. 6

Finish the forklift body. Attach the seat and steering wheel.

Attach the steering wheel     Attach the seat

Final Result

You already finished in making and assembling portable forklift clocks, only this clock cannot move, yet you can enjoy it. Frankly, it is my first experience designing in Fusion 360. Yet, I experienced some mistake when printing, such as errors in measurement and extrusion. 

Therefore, I did some modifications to obtain the perfect result. It has been a pleasure and fun time in using the design software. I hope that you enjoy my Instructable and like it. Thank you for reading this.

Forklift Clock 3d model

Forklift Clock


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