Thingiverse user MattDurr came up with a clever use of a 1/4th NeoPixel 60 ring to make a rather stylish science fiction inspired visor. He put this together over a weekend and uploaded his STL files and build instructions on Thingiverse.
I finally decided on something to make with Adafruit’s 60 pixel rings I bought a while ago. Designed over a weekend. MADE TO FIT OVER GLASSES! Added a new half piece for smaller print beds, or beds that don’t handle big prints well. This is a very simple build! Takes less than an hour to print, next to no touch-ups are needed. Just add the neopixel rings and an arduino and your good to go! Some simple soldering required…
Check out the Larson Scanner project on The Adafruit Learning System.
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!