Earlier when I mentioned that there are people inventing and releasing 3D printers all over, I didn’t anticipate sharing this: Automatic 3D Printer Assembler in Minecraft, via graeme finch:
There are hundreds, possibly thousand of absurd creations that can be made using Minecraft’s tools, and it’s that sandbox freedom that has made it such a flagship name in the video gaming industry. A lot of the coolest things I’ve created and played around with have been based in mods created by the outside community – but not everything needs outside help.
Using an absurd combination of redstone equipment, and what I’m convinced is some sort of witchcraft, YouTuber ItsJustJumby has created a 3-Dimensional Printer.
…Jumby breaks down the incomprehensible amount of tools he used to create his 3D Printer, notably 846 Redstone Repeaters, 1124 Hoppers, 9181 Comparators, 10,539 Redstone Dust and 20,103 Command Blocks.
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!