#3DPrinted Lamp Demonstrating Fruit Fly Brain Activity Data #3DPrinting #3DThursday
Mr. Aimon knew it would be much more helpful — and exciting — to view this data in a tangible 3D model. He downloaded a model of the fruit fly brain, and after refining the file a bit, uploaded it to Thingiverse. His next challenge was in configuring the illumination for the model.
Nicolas Aiman says he used Adafruit NeoPixels to light up display and control color!
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!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.