Inside 3D Printing has kicked off with a conference session packed for the opening keynote from 3DS CEO Avi Reichental. Given how many different aspects of 3D this company interfaces with, this ended up being a helpful preview of topics that will be covered for the rest of the conference. And I think I saw my timelapse of Yoda being shared as a sign of dangerous trends in 3D printing (though MakerBot’s Annelise might have shot that one): warmed my heart to see that great model!
Reichental also shared about his beloved skunkworks project: printing chocolate in 3D and teased us with the promise of future results.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.