Designing Nameplates in Tinkercad’s Codeblocks
It takes just a few minutes to design a nameplate using the Codeblocks application in Tinkercad. The export button in Codeblocks quickly creates a .stl for the nameplate to be 3D printed.
Here are the codeblocks for a nameplate:
The white box with a height of 2 mm serves as a base for the nameplate.
The move codeblock is used to center the text on the base and create raised text by increasing the Z value for the text.
The Scale codeblock (not used) can be used to make the text smaller and larger. Keep the X and Y scale values the same and leave the Z scale value set at 1.
The Create Group codeblock combines (adds) the Box and Text into one object.
Press the Step button and then use the spacebar to view a step-by-step animation of the codeblocks being executed.
A Prusa i3 MK2 took 19 minutes to print the nameplate. I am looking forward to 3D printers getting faster.
GIF and .zcode files can be downloaded from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3176827
Those not familiar with Tinkercad’s Codeblocks should see An Introduction to Tinkercad Codeblocks.