The 3D printing movement behind the computerized creation of everything from human organs to weapons is the subject of Netflix original documentary Print The Legend, which Netflix will release in theaters and via streaming this month. Co-directors Luiz Lopez and J. Clay Tweel and producer Seth Gordon (King of Kong, Horrible Bosses, The Identity Thief) nabbed a SXSW Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling this year for Print The Legend, which examines the visionaries spearheading the 21st century manufacturing movement, from start-ups like MakerBot and Formlabs to industry big leaguers Stratasys and 3D Systems. It also profiles controversial figures like Cody Wilson, the tech anarchist who was named “one of the most dangerous people in the world” when he released plans for 3D printing guns online last year.
Print The Legend is produced by Steven Klein and Chad Troutwine. Executive producers are Walter Kortschak and Mary Rohlich, and Andrew Kortschak is co-producer. Netflix, which acquired the film out of SXSW this March, will release the film theatrically in New York and LA with a simultaneous streaming release via Netflix on September 26
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!
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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.