If you happen to be in London, head to the south end of Tower Bridge, follow a narrow alleyway and you’ll soon be at the London Design Museum. It’s by no means the biggest museum in London, but it is the one with a pretty decent presentation of additive manufacturing on display this year.
You’ll be tantalized in their lobby, where they have a display of 3D printed Fonts. Yes, Fonts. The formerly 2D shapes have been extruded and twisted into various cool shapes.
…Inside the exhibition proper, you will see a basic fablab in operation, staffed by a couple of expert operators. The fablab includes (as you see above) a MakerBot Replicator 2 and a Form 1 resin 3D printer. They’ve also got a laser cutter, printer and other small manufacturing equipment.
…Beyond the fablab there are numerous displays of fine 3D printed pieces, such as a table of smaller items, which includes a fantastic 3D printed lung at the top….
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!
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