Call for Manufacturers: 3D Printers and 3D Scanners @ MAKE #3dthursday
MAKE is looking to create a sequel to last year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. (A project I helped to pull together and execute last year!) This year, they are opening up nominations for desktop 3D printers and 3D scanners to the public — a great chance to share your own projects and products.
Got a favorite desktop 3D printing or scanning appliance? We want to hear about it!
In preparation for the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing, and in the interest of giving you the most comprehensive coverage possible, we’re opening up the floor for public manufacturer nominations.
We’ve been tracking the exploding desktop printer scene very closely over the past six months, and we’ve got a looooooong list of our own in the works, but we want to hear from you! Don’t miss this chance to get your favorite device included in the next edition of our landmark buyer’s guide.
This time ’round, we’re expanding our coverage to include the fast-growing personal 3D scanner market, as 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!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.