I began playing with 3d modeling after reading an article in Wired magazine last year about advances in 3d printing technology. I have enjoyed learning about modeling itself, but I am also excited about using it in the math classes I teach. I have only printed a few models so far, but there are some more in the works. These are the models I have printed so far.
If you are interested in modeling, I have posted a number of resources about modeling with openSCAD.
Tetrahedral iPhone Stand
Whenever I have the chance during lunch time at work, I FaceTime with my 18-month-old son. Last year I scrounged around my desk looking for ways to prop up my phone; this year I will be FaceTiming in style.
Heart Dipping Dish
This is an olive oil dipping dish I made for Erin for Valentine’s Day. You fill the dish with olive oil, and then add just enough balsamic vinegar to fill in the heart.