Brooke Chaco Portfolio


Hey I’m Brooke, I am 20 years old and I live in Harrison, New York. I am a sophomore psychology major with a minor in criminal justice. I am the oldest of my two brothers and I have a pet fish named Corbin. Singing is a hobby of mine I do on my free time as well as photography. I am a very outgoing person and I enjoy hanging out with my friends and being spontaneous. Fun fact about me is that my Dad lives in Hawaii so that is technically my second home.

Regarding 3D Printing I am unexperienced. I am eager however to learn about the skills I may learn to acquire through becoming more familiar wth the 3D Printing process. I am intrigued as to what I will take away from this class and how I can apply what I learn to the real world.

Thingiverse Model

I decided to choose this model because I find that it could be something of good use. I am always looking for something to set my phone up right and this would be a useful “thing” in doing so. Also, I am a big shoe girl especially heels so this is a perfect mix of being something with good purpose as well as having a good fit to my style and personality.

Thingiverse Print

  • Originally I was going to print the above design however I ran into a bit of a rut. The first time I tried printing the shoe phone holder, one of the stumps on the heels came loose which led me to have to start over. Thankfully at that point it had only been a few minutes. The second time I attempted to make the shoe phone holder I changed my settings in the support section of the Cura website in hopes that it would keep any parts of the design in place while it was printing. However, the same problem happened once again which is why I changed my design to a more simple phone holder. While I do wish I could have gotten the shoes rather than the plain phone holder, I feel I will make just as much use out of my new design. With the new design everything came out perfect. No bumps or bruises, everything is smooth and the design looks just like what I had expected it to be like.

20 Forms in Tinkercad

  1. The blue polygon with the name Brooke: I used a polygon and typed the name Brooke and set it slightly raised at the top of the polygon. I also took two cylinders and cut holes perpendicular to each other through the polygon
  2. The orange shape next to the blue polygon with the name Brooke: I used a cylinder and made it have 20 sides, I then took two roofs and angle them to cut out edges of the cylinder, then I took the cone shape and made that have 8 sides and cut a hole through the middle of the cylinder
  3. For the shape with the rainbow colored half spheres: I used 6 half spheres and piled them on top of each other in a staggered way, then I used a torus and made it have 24 steps while all making the entire shape transparent
  4. For the christmas tree shape: I used 4 stars of different sizes and stacked them on top of each other to make a christmas tree, and I used half sphere shapes in smaller form to be used as ornaments in the tree
  5. For the house shape: I boxes to make the base of the house shape, the door and I also used box shape to create a window on the right side of the house. Within the window I also cute out 4 more boxes to create a window effect of it being see through. I also used a box shape to create a chimney on top of the roof shape that I used to make the roof. I used a sphere to create a door knob on the front door of the house as well.
  6. For the burger shape: I used two half sphere shapes to create the the buns of the burger, then I used a sphere to create the meat of the burger. After that I used the scribble option and I scribbled a design to stand in as ketchup. Next I used rings to stand in for onion slices and lastly I used a box to make a slice of cheese.
  7. For the boat shape in the back left: I used a sphere to make the base of the boat shape, then used another sphere to cut out an indent to create the effect of the inside of the boat. Then I used the cylinder as a pole for a flag and made the edges beveled. Lastly I used a wedge to make the flag part of the flagpole on the boat
  8. Island with a palm tree shape: for this shape I used a paraboloid and made it a little wider than its original size. I then used the scribble option to create a palm tree to but on the paraboloid and I also made two footprints and cut holes into the paraboloid with the footprint shapes I made.
  9. Rings Shape: I duplicated the torus rings and intertwined them together to make a unique and abstract shape
  10. White Dice shape: I took a dice shape and put the end of the diamond shape into it and cut out a hole and I also took an icosahedron shape and cut a piece of that into the dice shape as well
  11. The shape with the sideways “B”: I used two wedges and put them both at 90 degrees facing each other then laid a B sideways across the top of them by rotating the letter. Then I cut out shapes in the front of the wedges with the star shape
  12. The cut up heart shape: I took the heart shape and used paraboloid and diamond shapes to cut holes into the heart. I rotated the diamond shapes within the heart to get different cutouts.
  13. The stars shape: I used three stars and made them face forward and upright 90 degrees and cot a circle through the middle of them staggered with a ring shape
  14. The yellow cone shape: I took a cone and then took four boxes and made them think and staggered them through the cone, then cut holes through the cone.
  15. I made an orange figure with a cone and a sphere connected to it. I also cut a hole in the middle of the cylinder shape. I rotated the cone and raised it so It could be inserted into the cylinder at my preferred spot.
  16. Red tower shape: I used three boxes and stacked them and made them different sizes. I then used the text to make the word NYC and cut a hole into one of the boxes while making the word vertical
  17. Tall yellow pyramid shape: I took three pyramids and then used other different sized pyramids to cut edges out of the whole shape in the bottom corners, the sides and in the middle
  18. Ball with hello in it shape: I took a sphere and curved the text  of “hello” to fit the sphere. I also took a heart and cut out a piece into the sphere along with cutting a hole with the word “hello”
  19. Shape with red boxes and a blue arch: I took boxes and then cut out parts of those boxes with other boxes. Then I took half a sphere and cut out a part of it to make an arch so it could arch over the cut out boxes.
  20. Diamond shape with cut out parts: I took the diamond shape and then used the tube to cut out different sections of the diamond.

Tinkercad Print

  • This print was a success! I really like this model because it is abstract and I like that I was able to make holes of different shapes through what was originally a heart shape. I also think its cool how smooth the edges are as well as how smooth the inside of the holes are too! I am excited to continue printing more abstract shapes.

Summary of Group Tinkercad Project

Tinkercad Project Outline with Emma Feimer

Tinkercad Project Outline

Emma and I really enjoyed working on this project. We were able to expand our skills set in how to work with tinkercad by thinking of ways to make our print of a plane as realistic as possible with the tools we were given from tinkercad. We worked together really well and came to the conclusion of picking a plane for our print easily because we both love to travel and thought it would be a good idea to do something involved with a hobby we have in common. We did hit a few bumps in the road when beginning to design the plane with trying to make the shape not look so pointy or to make the shapes symmetrical on each side of the plane. We also reconstructed some of the shapes in order to not need as much support because the support was damaging the main print when we were removing it. All in all we had a fun experience working with the printers and designing something from scratch.

20 Forms in Fusion 360


  • For the sphere I clicked on modify and then crease to create creases along the edges of the whole sphere

  • I created a shape using a box and then extruding some of the edges to make shape look more abstract.

  • I made a torus shape and made the middle crease on the outside of the shape pointy by dragging it outwards

  • I made a box with 21 height faces to give these edges more of a rigid look

  • I took a cylinder and extruded from two sides to create a mountain effect within the cylinder and to create holes

  • I took a flat plane and extruded two corners upwards and downwards while also sliding out the other two corners on the plane

  • I took a quadball and beveled some of the edges to give a more unique look

  • I took a torus and gave it 8 diameter 1 faces. I also extruded and curved some of the sections.

  • I used the sketch tool to try and make some circles and then I used the sweep tool to try and fill in the circles

  • I created a cylinder and put a hole through the middle

  • I created a circled and put a hole in put not all the way through so you can’t see through it, its more of an ident

  • I took a coil and put a hole through the side of it

  • I took a box and made it tall and skinny and I filleted the top edge of it.

  • I took another box and chambered two edges

  • I took a box and shelled the inside of it

  • I made a cylinder and put joint orgingin shapes on it

  • Made a little box and cut a half circle out of the top edge of it

  • I took a sphere and cut a hole through the middle with a thick sized box

  • I took a box and drafted it so that it was tall and the edges were all narrowing meeting at a spot at the top

  • I took a cylinder and cut two big holes out of the size


Fusion 360 Print

  • The print turned out to be a success! The shape came out almost perfect with just a few minor details that were frayed. I wasn’t sure if this shape needed support however I put the setting with support anyway just incase. With that being said it made the bottom of the print a bit rigid and bumpy since I had to remove the print. Overall I believe that print came out well!

Fusion 360 Vase Design

My goal of the design process was to create a vase. The steps I used to help construct this vase included using the sketch tool to create a unique outlining on my first and second offset planes. Once I created my two offset planes I used the create tool to loft the design to make it a 3D shape. My final design goes beyond the video because included me making the shape I created hollow in the Cura so it would be useful as a vase versus it being a solid shape like I created in Fusion 360. I also had to reconstruct my final design so it wouldn’t be too stretched out to the point where some of the curves from my spline sketch looked transparent.

Fusion 360 Vase Prints

10 points, due by noon on Tuesday 4/9

My final vase print was a success! I had no issues with it and it came out very smooth. I like how I was able to make the design unique by making my own sketch with the spline tool!

20 Forms in OpenSCAD

10 points, due by noon on Thursday 4/11

  • For the first top left design I used the rotation tool to help make that print. I incorporated an intersection with a cube and also with the center set to be “true”.
  • For the second design to the right of the first design, I did a iteration over a vector of vectors with a translation. I completed this with a cube with the center being set to “true”.
  • For my third design I conducted a loop over a range. I rotated and translated a sphere.
  • For my fourth design I used the parameters of r (radius, d (diameter), $fa fragment angle in degrees, $fs fragment size in mm, $fn resolution
  • For my fifth design I used similar parameters as I did to make the sphere however I added in a height and a second diameter as well in order to make a cylinder shape.
  • For my sixth design I created a unique shape by using the code of a cube, a circle, and a tiny sphere on the bottom corner. I had equivalent scripts and used linear extruding for the cube and used parameters to make the circle or and squished cylinder per say and for the sphere as well.
  • For my seventh design I was trying to create a cube with spheres on each corner however I could only manage to get one sphere because I didn’t know the code to get in on each corner. I simply made the center set to being true for both the cube and the sphere and scaled the sizes differently and this is the shape it came out to be.
  • For my eighth design I used the tool called difference in order to cut a hole through the cylinder shape. I also used the rotation tool and set the center of the cylinder to be true as well as the sphere I used to create the whole within the cylinder.
  • For my ninth shape I used the tool intersection. I used the parameters r and $fn as well as h. I also rotated the cylinder and set the center to true.
  • For my tenth shape I used small values when creating a cylinder and ended p with this un-rounded shape that look more like a 3D trapezoid with the help of the tool $fn.
  • For my eleventh shape I used the “for” tool and translated a cylinder to make the illusion that there is a wave throughout many cylinders.
  • For the next shape I used a triangle and linear extruding to raise it into a 3D shape
  • For the next shape I used a cylinders and incorporated parameters with equivalent scripts and with the center being set to true. I set the edges of the sides to be smaller to make the outside of the shape appear smooth once its printed.
  • For my fourteenth shape I used the “for” tool and translated a cylinder to make the illusion that there is a wave throughout many cylinders again just in a different wave pattern using different numbers
  • For my fifteenth shape I used a pentagon and linear extruding to raise it to be a 3D design
  • For my next shape I did loop over a range and then duplicated it a couple times to make a more full looking shape while also using an intersection.
  • For my seventeenth shape I used the tool union and rotate to put together two cylinders to make a kind of cross shape
  • For my next shape I used scaler to a vector to create a 2D shape from a circle using linear extrusion and the translation tool
  • For my nineteenth shape I used mesh refinement. I used the rotate extrude tool with translation on a circle
  • For my final shape I use a simply polyhedron square based pyramid. To create the pyramid shape I set points and faces that were equivalent.

OpenSCAD Print

The print was a success! I had no issues with the print that I chose and the reason I picked this design is because it is unlike anything I have every printed in the fact that it was simple with subtle detailing. I liked the outcome because it was interesting to see how the straight edges would come out on a cone shape. By straight edges I mean that in the design process I changed the number of edges that surrounded the cone to make it appear to be smooth all around when in reality it is just a bunch of skinny flat sides that surround the cone.

Summary of Group OpenSCAD Project

Brooke & Emma’s Jewelry Stand with Emma Feimer

OpenSCAD Project

Going into this project I was a bit skeptical about how well I would do because I have never worked with using code before. Initially I did struggle with figuring out how the tools worked in OpenSCAD and how to intertwine different tools with each other. I also struggled with how to make more unique designs within my OpenSCAD print with Emma however, with the help of the OpenSCAD cheat sheet and referencing designs on Thingiverse, we were able to figure out how to use basic shape codes and turn them into a unique jewelry stand. I did enjoy the process of figuring out how to use the difference tool as well as the hull tool because I was able to make these rod shapes with the hull tool and the difference tool to make idents in the rods that I feel are fairly unique and not many people would think to use those tools in that way. All in all, while the jump start to this project required a bit more critical thinking and was initially difficult to comprehend, I am proud to say I now know how to use and interpret code to make all sorts of shapes and designs. 

Reflections and Future Projects

Going into this course I had no idea what the work would entail. Initially I thought using the 3D printers were going to be very difficult to use and I thought I would struggle with knowing how to create forms that were actually able to be printed. I also thought that throughout the class times I would need a lot of hand holding in the fact that it takes me a bit longer to comprehend things and I thought I would have trouble finding help which would lead me to do poorly in the class. However, I quickly realized that using the 3D printers was not all that difficult, it was actually pretty fun. I also realized I did not need too much hand holding and that I was able to figure a lot of things out on my own. Professor Taalman gave us many tools to reference if we were struggling which I felt helped a lot throughout the printing processes with different websites like Fusion 360, OpenSCAD, and Tinkercad. I do feel the most difficult website to use was Fusion 360 because the way in which the tools were set up made it a bit confusing in my opinion and it took a lot of research in watching tutorials and looking up how to work the website before I could follow through with making a design. However, I do feel that that website gave us a lot of room for unique designs. I feel that I thrived most with the Tinkercad website because I was able to manipulate basic shapes together into making a fairly well realistic object alike when I made the printed air plane. I feel that I did fairly well throughout the course of this class and I enjoyed my time in it as well. I never thought that I would be able to get the opportunity to work with such unique equipment and make actual 3D object thats can be practical to a persons everyday life. I am sad that the class is ending because I really did like how I was able to experience something that most don’t get the chance to. Leaving this class I definitely have a new found appreciation for how 3D printing objects are made and the work and effort that goes into the design ideas. I am intrigued as to what objects I could print in the future and definitely hope I get the chance to do so. After I made my jewelry stand it gave me the idea of making a jewelry box because I own a lot of jewelry and feel that it would be a fun project as well as being useful and practical for my life. With the knowledge I now acquire from using all the different 3D printing websites I feel I would be able to follow through with making this type of design. All in all, I really did enjoy this class and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to make 3D objects come to life.