Since even very early days of desktop 3D printing, this free, open source parametric modeling software package, OpenSCAD, has found its way only to a great many 3D Makers’ laptops. With an interface looking more like the Arduino IDE than any interactive 3D modeling tool you have seen, OpenSCAD offers designers the opportunity to use a fairly straightforward language to build 3D objects through code rather than mouse drags — a real boon for those those wishing to build quick, precise CAD models for printing from the ground up.
The MakerBot Customizer app is at heart a hosted version of the open source OpenSCAD app, with GUI tools to allow users to adjust parametric factors within OpenSCAD designs to produce their own custom objects.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.