SolidSmack: Where do you think this app will be most used?
Morphi can be used by anyone anywhere and this is perhaps the most unique feature of the app. We created Morphi specifically for touchscreen tablets because we wanted people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to design directly with touch – without being encumbered by a mouse, having to carry around a laptop or be stuck at a desktop all day. In designing Morphi, we were also inspired by the global tradition of creating with hands and wanted a more tactile experience for users than what current modeling programs provide.
In Morphi, people can design on the go – inside, outside, while in transit (train, bus, subway, boat), in the park, at school, in class, at work, while waiting on a line, at the beach, on a mountain top), etc. Users can save directly to the device so they do not need WiFi access to use the app (they do however need internet when they want to export their models for 3d printing). The app is currently available for iPad and iPad mini and we’re also scaling to android tablets and possibly other operating systems. We’re currently in late stage development on our android app, which should be completed, in the next few weeks/months. We’ll keep you posted!
Morphi can also be used whether or not the user has a 3D printer. We believe in 3D thinking – that everyone can benefit from designing + modeling in three dimensions – whether they want to better understand/explain concepts, principles or ideas or want to make printable models….
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.