DIY Swivel Chair in Tinkercad

Do you ever find yourself sitting on your chair, bored and wishing that it could do more for you? Do you wish that the chair would turn around when you wanted to face a different direction or make a noise when someone is at the door?

Well, how about making your own swivel chair! In this blog post, we will go over how to design a swivel chair in Tinkercad. We will also discuss how to get started with Tinkercad if you have never used it before.


Tinkercad is an online design and modelling program that helps you create anything from jewellery to furniture. You can make something as simple or complicated as your time allows, with the only real limitation being how much patience you have for learning how to use it.

It’s a great tool for kids who want to be creative without having to spend money on a physical product that may not turn out how they want.

Tinkercad is designed for kids but it’s also great for adults who don’t have access to expensive design programs or equipment. You can use Tinkercad to create your own workbench, chair, and other household items without having to purchase them! All you need is an internet connection and the confidence to try something new.


Steps on how to Make a Swivel Chair in Tinkercad

Step One – Create Parts for Swivel Chair

Start by creating all of the parts you need to build your chair, including the seat base, backrest support bar, arm supports and swivel pin. Add pins as needed so that they are compatible with other parts (see picture).

Select “Base” from under “Shape Properties” in each tab menu or click Base anywhere in your part list to access it separately at any time. Click “Edit” to go into edit mode where you will be able to customize its shape without affecting other parts.


Step Two – Create a Shell to Hold it All Together

Drag the “Base” shape into the shell and put them end-to-end so that they overlap by about half of their radius, then click “Done” in the upper left-hand corner. This will create holes where you can attach other parts later if needed. Adjust how close together with your Parts are with the slider on each side or by dragging one part past another (see picture).

Export: Click File > Export > STL Files (.stl) from menu bar at top of screen. Select export unit as millimetres for metric measurements or inches for imperial measurements; enter filename below under Name field and select location to save file before clicking Save button.

This will create a file that you can import into your Tinkercad account or save for later.

To include the newly created STL Files in this document, click Insert > File from the menu bar at top of the screen and select CSV text file (.csv) under Browse options; then type filename below under Filename field and click OK button to add it here.


To upload files on the Blogger dashboard:

Click “Insert” (located beneath the post title). Select one item – either an image or video depending on how much space is available on your blog post, whichever fits best with your subject matter. You may also choose to upload a .stl file by selecting “Upload Files.”

The option should show up if you have the Save As .stl option available on your Tinkercad model.


How do you make a spiral in Tinkercad?

To add a new component from the library, click on the “New” button from the top menu. Type in “spiral-staircase”, and then hit enter to bring up a list of spiral staircases.


How do you make an enclosure for your Tinkercad model?

To add an enclosure or borders around your object: Click on Settings > Extrusion (or use hotkeys Ctrl + E).

Select the ‘Add border’ option at the bottom left corner of the page Hit the OK button to save changes On the last step, choose how many steps would like created between the inner wall and outer edge, how wide each layer will be spaced apart from one another as well as how tall they should be Once finished with these settings, select Finish Edit Mode button in the top menu.


How do you make moving parts in Tinkercad?

To create a rotating part: First, click on Settings > Extrusion (or use hotkeys Ctrl + E) and select the ‘Add circular shape’ option. Next, choose how many subdivisions you would like your circle to have by inputting how many rings around the circumference of the object should be created as well as how wide each ring will be spaced apart from one another Once finished with these settings.

Hit the OK button to save changes On the last step, also specify how much space there is between the outer edge of the inner wall where the moving parts will exist once completed.

Finally, for rotation to work correctly when the complete file is processed into STL format or downloaded onto the printer bed, please ensure that the “Rotate pieces” checkbox is selected

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