The flying toaster screen saver from After Dark makes great inspiration for a retro project using 3d printing, and DIY electronics. In this project we’ll show you how to make very cute and adorable electronic jewelry. The Adafruit pro trinket is a micro controller perfect for miniture projects and wearables. Combined with the LiPoly backpack, you can power and recharge this circuit over micro USB.
This lovely monochrome oled comes in at just 1″ with a crisp resolution of 124×64. The display can interface with either SPI or I2C. A vibration tilt switch makes an analog input for trigging the animations.
The stunning animations of these flying toasters was programmed by the legendary Phil B. In this sketch the animation stops after a while to save power but is easily activated with a little motion.
What 8-bit inspired ideas would you remix with this project? Let us know in the comments below.
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.