Here’s a great project that we learned about from Bruce Sterling. Check out this work-in-progress micro-quadrocopter on Thingiverse and let your imagination run wild with what can be done with these things. An integration of 3D printed parts and electronics so carefully arranged such that it requires no hardware for assembly.
I completely changed the frame, and it is completely screw-/glue-/tape-less!!!1!!11!1!!!one!!!
Print, clip in components, fly.
Crash, clip in components, fly.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has thrilled us at Adafruit with its passion and dedication to making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed that our community integrating electronics projects into 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you take considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless EL Wire and LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you have a cool project you’ve made that joins the traditions of 3D printing and electronics, be sure to send it in to be featured here!