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!
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.