- Exhibit – 3D Printer Village
- The 3D Printer Village is one of the largest gatherings of hobbyist 3D printers enthusiasts in the world! (Latest news – over 70 tents…no really!)
- Make: Live Stage – Sat 4:30pm – 3D Evolution: What’s Hot in Desktop 3D Printing.
- Join Make: editors Anna Kaziunas France, Mike Senese and members of the Make: 3D Printing Test Team for a discussion on the latest trends in desktop fabrication. Plus a sneak peak of our 2015 3DP guide, 3D Evolution.
- Exhibit – 3d Printing modeling is easy
- Work from the very talented 3D designer, Perry Engels (cerberus333): “Large number/variety of 3d printed models (and a few puppets)”
- Exhibit – 3D Printed Jewelry and Giant 3D Printed Sculpture
- Todd Blatt: “Together with 70+ makers worldwide, we’ve assembled one of the largest 3D printed sculptures around, a multicolored bust of George Washington in a toga. Join our next project at WeTheBuilders.com.”
- Exhibit – 3D Printed Light-Up at Night Dog Collar
- This dog collar is 3D printed with a flexible filament. It uses a small light detecting circuit inside it to make LEDs turn on at night. The tag can be printed in different colors and shapes.
- Exhibit – 3D Printing of Humanoid Robots:
- Michael Overstreet: “My project is a combination of my two hobbies robotics and 3d printing. The main goal of this project is to make robotics cheaper by learning how to print out as much of my robots as possible.”
- Exhibit – 3D Printing Providence Members Projects
- Matt Stultz: “3DPPVD is a group of 3D printing enthusiast from Providence Rhode Island. This is a sampling of our members projects.”
- Exhibit – Custom 3D Printed / Machined Clock
- Nicholas Belluccia & Mike Christ: “I designed and built a working clock through the use of 3D printers and CNC machines in order to show the process of 3D design and rapid prototyping., as well as to show the many uses for 3D printers.”
- Exhibit – e-NABLE
- Our global community of makers and change-agents designs and delivers 3D-printed prosthetic hands worldwide.
- Exhibit – InMoov
- Gael Langevin is a french sculptor, designer. He works for the biggest brands since more than 25 years.InMoov is his personal project, it was initiated in January 2012: “InMoov is the first Open Source 3D printed life-size robot.rnReplicable on any home 3D printer with a 12cm3 area, it is conceived as a development platform for Universities, Laboratories, Hobbyist, but first of all for Makers.”
- Exhibit – Intertropes and Ornithopters by Ryan Buyssens
- Ryan Buyssens: “Interactive, kinetic esoterica by Ryan Buyssens. 3D animation machines and graceful, realistically flapping robotic bird wings that interact with you.”
- Make: DIY Stage – Sat 3:30pm – Introduction to the Primary Approaches to Design for 3D Printing
- Matt Griffin: “One of the biggest obstacles for those getting started with design for 3D printing are the wide range of approaches to using design software to get what you want — in many cases with steep learning curves for learning each new type. Core to my book in-progress ”Design & Modeling for 3D Printing” (Make:Books 2014) are chapters guiding the reader through the basics for each of the core approaches, to prepare the reader to tackle the ”3D Design Mode” appropriate to the task at hand.”
- Exhibit – Local Motors Strati: The 3D Printed Car
- Local Motors: “Local Motors has designed and built the worlds first 3D Printed Car – The Strati. Designed with the input of Makers from around globe, the #3DPrintedCar will change how we design, build and sell vehicles.”
- Make: Live Stage – Sat 4:00pm – Making Movies: Behind-the-Scenes with ”Print the Legend”
- “Go behind-the-scenes of the upcoming Netflix documentary ”Print the Legend” with a candid Q&A with the filmmakers. Find out how they worked with the Maker community (and even filmed at MakerFaire) to create a much buzzed-about documentary!”
- Exhibit – Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio
- Fred Kahl: “Scan-A-Rama 3D is a portrait studio for the 21st century! Stop by the Great Fredini’s Scan-A-Rama booth to get 3D scanned on the Scan-O-Tron 3000, our open source 3D scanning rig and get your very own 3D printed statue!”
- So many more!
Check the Maker Faire category “3D Printing” for other suggestions!
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! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. 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!