Hardcore OpenSCAD user and blogger MakerBlock has made a number of open source toys with and for his daughter over the years — from rubber ducky models to pen-plotted bandaids — and the ginger and wasabi are particularly cute. From Thingiverse Thing 38660:
My daughter asked for a sushi play set for Christmas. I told her I would make it for her, rather than buying it. The only requirements were that it had to have chopsticks, salmon, and california rolls (here, as sake nigirizushi and a maki roll with interchangable pieces) and there had to be at least five of each piece.
The bottom of the “maki” has a hole in it so that the pieces can be forced out of the top if necessary.
Don’t tell my daughter, but she’s getting a lot more than she asked for. In addition to the maki rolls, I’ve made some “inside out” maki rolls, chop stick rests, soy sauce dishes (with soy sauce in them), ginger, wasabi, chopsticks in custom paper wrappers, and a wide assortment of fillings. For variety, I’ve made the OpenSCAD functions that create the ginger and wasabi random – so every time you generate the STL, you’ll get a different little globby of ginger or wasabi. They both turned out really well.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you 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 LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!