3DPRINTforAID was a contest that we covered in June (click here for review), and the results were recently revealed, with five contestants vying for a bevy of awards. The tagline for the contest summed up the basic idea with: “Make the world a better place!”. Thingarage launched 3DPRINTforAID with MakeTank, ActionAid, Vectorealism, and Impact Hub Florence several months ago. In the mindset that 3D printing is being used mostly for profit, they wanted to see 3D printing improve the lives of the poor.
Comfort 3D was designed by Hanna Solstie, who is an American automotive engineer with a passion for electric cars, currently living in Seoul, South Korea. Hanna is working on her third electric car for a major automotive company, handling performance aspects of the design. She has had the opportunity to work in Detroit, in the US, Shanghai, China, and now Seoul, South Korea.
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!
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.