Still Time (Barely) to Print and Ship Your Part for the First “We the Builders” Crowdprinted Statue! #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning #3D
There is still time (ship to deliver on Monday!) to participate in the first We the Builders crowdprinted project, a larger-than-life bust of George Washington as scanned in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Next week, all of the parts will be assembled and displayed at the 2014 NY 3D Print Show!
Sign-up and print one — heck, I’m printing my part for the cause! — and join what is shaping up to be a veritable “Who’s Who” of the desktop 3D printing community….
In order to replicate this statue, we have sliced the scanned model into 110 easy-to-print sections that are ready for fabrication. We need your help to crowdsource the printing of this monument, one cube at a time, and ship back your contributions to Baltimore where they will be reunited, stacked, and glued into a new replica of a copy of this statue. Together, we can build it!
Snapshot of contributors — and part-count leaderboard — for the project below:
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!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.