Cubeheroist starter walkthrough

Welcome, new Cubeheroist! To help you get started, I wrote a quick little walkthrough to help you out. To follow along, you need both git and openscad installed. 

First signup for cubehero. It’s standard fare–choose a username/password, etc. Then once you’re in, you’ll see a green button to create a new physible. Click it.

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Now, you can create a name for your physible and a description. For me, I’m making a dumbbell. 

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Then I bring up the terminal and start typing in commands at the prompt (type only the commands in bold). Make sure you replace `[enter your username]` with your own username below:

> git clone https://cubehero.com/[enter your username]/grambell.gitCloning into grambell...warning: You appear to have cloned an empty repository.
That’s ok, because it’s not going to be empty for long.
> cd grambell> echo "cube(20);" > start.scad> openscad -o start.stl start.scad

Here, we used openSCAD to compile an STL file. We’re ready for our first commit! Let’s see what we changed:

> git status# On branch master## Initial commit## Untracked files:#   (use "git add ..." to include in what will be committed)##        start.scad#        start.stlnothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

Looks good! First we add the untracked files to staging:

> git add .> git status# On branch master## Initial commit## Changes to be committed:#   (use "git rm --cached ..." to unstage)##        new file:   start.scad#        new file:   start.stl#

And then we commit it to the repository

> git commit -m "initial commit"[master (root-commit) 091a7ec] initial commit 2 files changed, 87 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) create mode 100644 start.scad create mode 100644 start.stl

But if we want to see a diff, we should have two commits. Let’s create another commit with that adds a second cube.

> echo "translate([30, 0, 0]) cube(20);" >> start.scad > openscad -o start.stl start.scad > git status# On branch master# Changes not staged for commit:#   (use "git add ..." to update what will be committed)#   (use "git checkout -- ..." to discard changes in working directory)##        modified:   start.scad#        modified:   start.stl#no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")> git add .> git commit -m "added a second weight"[master 64fc794] added a second weight 2 files changed, 30 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)

Now we push to the remote repository at cubehero! Enter your username and password when prompted.

> git push -u origin masterUsername: Password: Counting objects: 7, done.Delta compression using up to 4 threads.Compressing objects: 100% (3/3), done.Writing objects: 100% (4/4), 591 bytes, done.Total 4 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)<clipped messages from server...>To https://cubehero.com/testingted/grambell.git   64fc794..fe54fe7  master -> master

So now if you go back to cubehero and revisit your physible’s page, you can click on the source tab,

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navigate to start.stl, and you should be able to see the model.

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When you click on the history button, you’ll see the diffs.

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I’ll leave it as an exercise for you to figure out how to connect the two blocks with a handle between them. Let me know if you have any questions!

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