Trophies for the Site 3 halloween party costume contest by techknight: Every year, Site 3 coLaboratory site3.ca has a halloween party. This year, I whipped up some trophies for the costume contest with my MakerBot Cupcake. (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and a prize for oversized costumes.) I combined Bioluminescence’s Deus Ex candelabra at different sizes to create a base, and used my trusty Plastruct Bondene to weld them to different scales of akaziuna’s vampire skull and Artec’s celtic skull. (read more)
Cupped hand by BartW: I needed a hand with the fingers curved for a project I’m working on (should also be good for Halloween). I based it on Jewelry Hand by imaterialise. (read more)
LED Skull Lantern by Festus440: Just in time for Halloween! This little lantern uses an inexpensive battery operated LED “Tea Light” candle that can be purchased at most craft stores or on-line. (I paid $1.99 for one at the local craft store.) The tea light is mounted upside down in the top of the lantern. The handle is optional. You don’t need if you aren’t going to hang the lantern. (read more)
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!
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.