NIH 3D Print Exchange – 3D printable files and resources supported by National Institutes of Health #3DxMedicine #3DThursday #3DPrinting
The National Institutes of Health has joined the 3D printing revolution — offering the 3D Print Exchange and other resources “in the spirit of open science and open data” — to foster research and education that will benefit from the free exchange of significant biomedical 3D scans, models, and other visualizations. And you can download and print them on your 3D printer today!
DISCOVER: New ways of visualizing scientific and medical data and concepts can enhance discovery and learning. The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides access to a community-contributed database of bioscientific 3D-printable files. Download a model and print it with your own 3D printer or through a 3D print service provider.
SHARE: The NIH 3D Print Exchange was created in the spirit of open science and open data. Submit your own models to our database to allow others to download and print your creations.
CREATE: Creating a scientifically or medically accurate model can take hours, even for someone with experience in 3D modeling. We have created novel, web-based tools that allow users to generate high-quality and scientifically-accurate 3D printable models in only minutes, simply by uploading a file or typing in a database accession code.
LEARN: The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides video tutorials and additional resources with instruction on 3D modeling software to enable users to customize and create 3D prints. We are also working on classroom material to facilitate use of scientific 3D prints as hands-on teaching aids…..
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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.
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