…ZeGo Robotics was co-founded by Daniel Goncharov, who began developing the ZeGo multifunctional delta robot last year with Billy Zelsnack at the TechShop in Pittsburgh. The ZeGo robot stands apart from the majority of its kin because of its plethora of attachments, enabling it to be used as a 3D printer, PCB mill, plotter, pick and placer, as well as a number of other toolhead based functions. The device is not unique for this capacity, as other devices such as the Zmorph also have a multi-head capacity for a range of tools and a range of functions, but it is certainly very unusual for its breadth of capacity and applications. The ZeGo multi-functional delta robot was the only member-created tool demonstrated to the President during his tour of TechShop. Afterwards, the President spoke with other TechShop members about the value of home-grown innovation.
Mr. Obama said: “… because of advances in technology, part of the opportunity is now—to make the tools that are needed for production and prototypes are now democratised. They’re in the hands of anybody who’s got a good idea.” …
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!
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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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