February 14th, 2024

If you are new to 3D printing (like me) a great way to practice is to find something very small. The smaller the better.

I broke my nose piece. That sucks. Do I solder it back on? Nah, I'm going to 3D print a new one.

So I made this SVG:

And then iterated in Blender to test scale, add nose pads, add the glasses grove. Note on the third try, to add a piece I joined two objects together in Blender. They were attached but I was able to snap it apart. I decided to try deleting that second part and extruding on the first object and this worked much better.

Blender File nose-piece.blend

Then I made it more comfortable and this is what I currently have.

Blender File nose-piece.blend

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Software Developer always striving to be better. Learn from others' mistakes, learn by doing, fail fast, maximize productivity, and really think hard about good defaults. Computer developers have the power to add an entire infinite dimension with a single Int (or maybe BigInt). The least we can do with that power is be creative.