At Ultimaker we see the community as the soul of our company. With the release of the Ultimaker 2 we won’t be turning our backs to the Ultimaker original community. You can still count on our support and we will create upgrades. In 2014 the creation of these upgrades will go through our new online open source platform called Ultilab. It works like an open Research & Development department. Here you can participate and work closely with the Ultimaker-crew. The Ultimaker 3D printers will be the bridge between Ultimaker and you. At the Ultilab it’s possible to buy experimental parts and upgrades or even things that are still in a concept stage. What is created in Ultilab will be refined and if possible sold on the Ultimaker webshop.
Our other creation is an online open source platform called Youmagine. Youmagine isn’t Ultimaker branded and reaches far beyond our own community. We want everybody to be able to create together. The core is 3D printing, but it serves as a bulletin board for everyone to start projects and collaborations. Use your own creativity or find exciting models.
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.