With the final piece being added to the floorplan by Ms. Cathelijne Broers, CEO of De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, the 3D printed Forbidden City is now completed! All 980 buildings, temples, houses, and gates are 3D printed on a scale of 1:300. The Forbidden City project is part of the Ming Exhibition and is the first printed city of the world.
Make sure to visit the exhibition, since this is the last week! The exhibition runs until February 2nd. Find more information on the project here.
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! We also offer the MakerBot Digitizer in our store. 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!