Math knots, parameteric wire springs, double helixes, and voronoi patterns are just some of the shape generators coming out of the community. You can browse through them on the generators tour page or access them directly through the inspector whilst editing a project. Navigating through the many generators, adjusting parametric sliders and view their code is inspirational and really shows this feature is excellent. It’s fast and runs in your browser in using OpenGL.
Aside from declaring some parameters and generating geometry, there are lots of other things a Shape Generator may do so it became necessary to encapsulate all of the responsibilities in a clean interface that caters to our object-oriented developers.
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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!