With a spirit of mischief and a pretty darned unique set of tools, Meshmixer finds its way into the 3D printing toolchain. How else can you grab that 3D scan, mash it up, squish it, re-combine it with another model, and still have a salvageable mesh at the end of the day?
It is still being developed by the troublemaker who started the project with the gleeful idea to have at the ready a drop-in set of designs to unleash on any unsuspecting digital model, such as bunny ears — or how about a Stanford bunny head?! — sprouting anywhere you see fit. But now that it has come under the Autodesk 123D family of apps, a few new handy tools have appeared that make it even more crucial, such as the auto-support tool to do a better job creating support than your typical CAM software. And one of the new “tools” is stability — as in it has some (finally). And when it crashes in the middle of your latest mad scientist experiment, just remember that in the past it probably would have crashed twice before you got as far as you got!
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.