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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 3 2019 3:00 PM UTC +00:00

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ABOUT THE BOOK

It’s never too early to light the creative spark in a child’s mind. 3D CAD for Babies introduces your young designer to the basic concepts involved in creating physical designs using digital tools. Computer-aided design is used in thousands of engineering and design fields today and its use is only increasing over time. Plus it's fun to boot.

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The book covers a basic CAD workflow used in software like Autodesk Fusion 360 or Solidworks over 26 beautifully-printed pages. 

From creating a sketch, to extruding a profile, to refining the model in different ways, to creating drawings and renderings, 3D CAD for Babies covers the process of creating a design in CAD from start to finish.
From creating a sketch, to extruding a profile, to refining the model in different ways, to creating drawings and renderings, 3D CAD for Babies covers the process of creating a design in CAD from start to finish.

Each page of this board book features a custom image designed in a real CAD program (Fusion 360), along with easy-to-read text explaining each step in designing a model in 3D CAD. Important terminology is bolded, making it easier for your little engineer to pick up key concepts.

Each page has a full-color image and a written description with key terms in bold.
Each page has a full-color image and a written description with key terms in bold.

3D CAD for Babies is the first book in the world (as far as I can tell) written to introduce your little designer to the exciting and fun world of CAD. It would also make a fantastic coffee table book or a great addition to your desk at work.

By backing this Kickstarter, you will get your very own copy of 3D CAD for Babies to share with the smallest engineer in your world.

Thank you so much for your support!

MEET THE AUTHORS

The most important member of the team is Maya. She's in charge of QA and testing the book's durability.

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I'd also like to introduce myself. My name is Scott, but on the Internet I use the nom de plume, Toglefritz. 

I have spent the last ten years working with all kinds of CAD software in addition to transitioning CAD designs to physical products. I also spend a lot of my free time writing tutorials, guides, and projects about CAD and all kinds of other technologies. I like to make things and I like to share my work with others. I like to take big, complicated projects and break them down into simple steps that anybody can understand. 

I wrote 3D CAD for Babies so that I could share my love of computer-aided design with my daughters (my second daughter is only a month old so she will be a future reader). If you have a young designer in your life, you should back this Kickstarter and introduce them to the fundamentals of CAD.


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Risks and challenges

In order to make the book affordable for everybody (yourself included) it needs to be printed in semi-large quantity (at least 500 books). Board books are actually assembled by hand after the pages themselves are printed. Therefore, book printing companies will only do runs of at least 500 books. 3D CAD for Babies is already written, illustrated, and prepared for printing en masse. The challenge now is getting enough orders to get the first printing run done.

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