John Abella — 3D Printer Village community leader and long time Adafruit customer (since 2007!) — reached out to us to let us know that he is going to reprise the affordable 3D printer group build + class he and his dad offered last October, this time at Philadelphia’s Department of Making + Doing:
This two-day workshop helps class attendees build their own RepRap 3D printer from scratch, from general assembly and wiring, through tuning and printing. Included in the $999 workshop fee: all parts required to build the printer, a set of allen wrenches to work on the printer later, USB and power cords, and a set of sample plastics to get started printing. Food is provided each day.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR – John Abella has written for Make magazine, runs the World Maker Faire 3D Printer Village, and is on the Board of Directors for Barrel of Makers, Delaware’s first makerspace. He currently has six 3D printers at home.
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! 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!