When 3D Systems announced that will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas rapper joined 3DS as its Chief Creative Officer last January at CES, will.i.am teased a printer that could print parts out of recycled plastic. Today 3D Systems has announced that they will team up with will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company to launch the EKOCYCLE Cube, a consumer 3D printer that uses filament made in part from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
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!
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