Tremendous 3D Printed Sculpture Created on a Desktop 3D Printer #3DThursday #3DPrinting
According to Type A Machines, Echoviren, one of the largest desktop 3D printed sculptures created so far has been produced on bank eight of Series 1 3D printers by the artistic duo designer Bryan Allen and sculptor Stephanie Smith (Smith|Allen Studio), creators of the previous 3D printed art installation Xylem. Yep, those are redwood trees in the background there!
Spanning 10 x 10 x 8 feet, Echoviren is a translucent white enclosure, stark and artificial against the natural palette of reds and greens of the forest.
It is composed of five hundred eighty-five printed parts, whose sizes range from 5 x 9 x 8″ to 0.5 x 9 x 9″.
All the parts have been 3D printed on eight Series 1 3D printers: four standard Series 1 and four Series 1-X ‘Vert’ tall machines. The artists started 3D printing in early June – so far they have done just over 10,000 hours of printing!
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.