After having finished my MendelMax2 enough to print with it, I decided to do so, and also make so I can make something I enjoy to watch… Timelapses!
First of, what is a timelapse movie? It is basicly just a video running faster than the frames per second it was captured at. The way I do it is to just take a picture every few seconds instead of the 24fps my camera normally would.
…I set my camera to take a picture every 5th second, then merged them into a movie running at 24fps.
While this works, it is still difficult to see what is actually going on because everything is moving so fast, and the hotend is never at the same place either. To make up for that, you can have the microcontroller controlling the printer, also control the camera, and that is what this post is actually about….
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!