ChainringGen – making a chainring with open source software

Rich Olson writes: ChainringGen is an OpenSCAD script I wrote that can generate a bike chainring with any specifications you like. You can download ChainringGen here.  You can control parameters like bolt-circle-diameter (BCD), number of bolt holes, number of teeth and other stuff. I primarily created ChainringGen because I thought designing / milling my own […]

3D KiCAD Parts using OpenSCAD and Wings3D

Christopher Woodall from HappyRobotLabs wrote to us with a short tutorial on how to use OpenSCAD and Wings3D to make 3D component models for KiCAD: I personally find it convenient to utilize OpenSCAD to make 3D models of most eletrical components, which are simple and easily defined parametrically in OpenSCAD’s language. OpenSCAD allows you to write […]

OpenSCAD – the programmers solid 3D CAD modeler

If you’ve looking for open source 3D modeling software that focuses more on the CAD and less on the artistic/game dev aspects, consider Openscad. Think design of machine parts, not movie animation. It takes a different approach than other 3D modeling software. OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeler. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler […]