NASA & Made in Space: 3D Printing in Space #3DThursday #3DPrinting
While we have covered Made in Space before, sharing about their efforts to advocate for a role for additive manufacturing in space, this discussion about joint efforts with NASA to get not only 3D printers in space, but newly announced R3DO initiative to find solutions for recycling ABS print materials in place, and other elements rolled into the slated launches are well worth a listen!
[Helpful hint — there is a bizarre time loop over the course of the first 3min that disrupts the discussion — jump right to about 03:00min when you hit the loops to get back into the discussion.]
NASA and Made in Space will discuss the 3D printer which will be launching in space, and the impact the technology stands to have on the agency in the future. Discussion moderated by WIRED’s Adam Mann.
LaNetra Tate, Space Technology Mission Directorate program executive for additive manufacturing of NASA
Niki Werkheiser, Made in Space integration manager for NASA
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!
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.