I made it back up to the Milwaukee Makerspace after two weeks. I worked on projects at home last week. Today, I wanted to do some 3D printing. I started off trying to print a base for a raspberry pi. The work kept getting messed up before the raft was finished. I think the print bed needs to be resurfaced.
I gave up after an hour and started printing chess pieces for the wobbly chess set instead. The print run will probably take over six hours to complete. Unfortunately, I could not stay at the space until 2am, so I left the machine printing. I hope if completes.
While the printer was running, I decided to try making a very simple CAD drawing. At the Makerspace, we have tool holders that are not ideal for the smaller screwdrivers we have in the electronics lab. I thought I would make a simple rectangle piece that was solid except for holes for the screwdrivers.
I created the drawing in LibreCad and saved it as a DXF file. Next, I tried to figure out how to convert a DXF file to STL. Google Sketchup will supposedly do the conversion but only if you have the Pro version.
I read that Blender will do it so I installed that on my Linux laptop. However, Blender would not open my DXF file.
That's pretty much as far as I got tonight. Not very exciting but being a Maker takes a lot of patience and persistence.