Joe Larson shared a recent project: re-creating the pieces for the out-of-print 1956 game Troke and sharing them on Thingiverse. Check it out at Joe’s Makerbot:
A coworker friend of mine when introduced to Thingiverse out of the blue said “I know something I’ll bet you can do” and told me about this old game he played with his family, Troke. Old game is right, Troke is from 1956 and way out of print. The basic idea is it’s similar to chinese checkers except in this game instead of jumping you stack your pieces to gain new moves, possibly dragging your opponents pieces with you further from their goal.
In the original game the pieces were drilled out and painted dowels. But this is 3D printing, and simple cylinders are just too simple. On the other hand I almost put too much detail into the little things. Almost….
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!