Building a case for 3D printing in Tinkercad

Using 3D printing to build a case for your prototype is a great choice. It not only allows choosing between various colors and levels of shininess and flexibility but, most important of all, gives you tight control over the form. As shown in previous sections, there are many options on how to get your hands on a 3D printer. You can either buy a 3D printer yourself, use a maker space (FabLab) for a monthly fee, or use an online 3D printing service such as Shapeways ( for a one-time cost.

In the following section, I want to give you a tool that makes it incredibly easy to design your own cases for your prototypes.

Tinkercad ( is a web-based tool developed ...

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