As a happy owner of a Printrbot Jr. and open hardware enthusiast, it felt natural to invite Brook Drumm on the show for the very first episode of the 3D Printing Society Podcast. Did you know that the Printrbot team is working on a CNC laser-cutter and a foam cutter?
Thanks Brook for this awesome launching episode!
What you will hear about in this episode:
How was Printrbot born?
What has been the impact of the community on the design so far?
Printrbot growth and how to explain it
Price point of personal 3D printers
Future models to come
Type of users
The role of 3D printing for education
Future of CAD modelling: towards the big skill split
3D printed designs of the future
Brook’s coming projects: tools for makers and more
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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