Tonight! Come Join the #3DThursday Pre-Maker Faire Happy Hour #3DPrinting
Here’s a special treat that a large team of artists, designers, and engineers from the desktop 3D printing community have pulled together for this Thursday night — a friendly place to meet up in Brooklyn for those arriving into town (or here already) who will be taking part in any number of 3D printing related activities at Maker Faire this weekend!
I am a co-host, and (very generously 😉 ) offered the name of the event as a tribute to the many 3D-printing related activities that take place each #3dthursday (pronounced “three-dee-Thursday”) online and in hackerspaces across the world, not to mention a sizable number of the over 1,000 posts about 3D printing shared here to Adafruit’s blog since the beginning of the desktop 3D printing revolution. (Adafruit has been celebrating all of the exciting developments in this field, and we are thrilled to bring together so many talented individuals we have featured online to clink steins together and get to know each other!)
Thanks to Adafruit, MakerMedia, and a handful of individuals for pitching in free rounds of beer and treats for those who arrive to Die Koelner Bierhalle on the early side! Very generous, indeed!
And a special shout-out to co-host John Abella, “mayor of 3D Printer Village,” who has been coordinating what might now need to be renamed the “3D Printer Township“: which now consists of, by latest report, nine large tents worth of artists, designers, and engineers!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.