Joe Larson is working on a route to desktop 3D printing a little mascot from a 3D design he made. Here are some glimpses of his latest experiments.
This is an exciting project that has been a long time coming for me. I have a previous semi-inactive project called “Cymon’s Games” that I named after this mascot character I created. Sort of a robot built from old computer parts. I’ve wanted to tackle the challenge of bringing Cymon into the real world in some way.
This first draft turned out… well it’s a draft and not a finished project because there were a number of things that didn’t work. For one the joints were too loose, which I could have forgiven, except that the body is also comically small for the head , which size was dictated by the keychain screen I’m putting in it so it will show actual images. But, yup, this isn’t going to work….
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!