Interesting hybrid between 3D printed and augmented reality techniques to create an installation project to help visitors visualize details about this area of southeastern Australia. 3D Printing The Gold Coast’s Waterways to Learn About Its Heritage. From 3DPrintingIndustry.com:
The Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Australia and has been, since the 1980’s, a favorite tourist and surfing destination. The “Sculpting Our Waterways” project wants to create a digital museum to teach visitors about and celebrate the city’s biggest treasure, its waterways, by using a combination of 3D printing, augmented reality and mobile interactive technology.
As the name of the project suggests, 3D printing will have a key role in reproducing exact replicas of the area’s spectacular residential waterways. Residential canals were first built in the 1950’s and construction continues today, making the city something of a “Venice down under”, with more than 890 Km of residential waterfront land within the city….
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! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. 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!