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November 6, 2014 AT 9:00 am

3D Printed Ray Gun Blaster #3DThursday

Sci-fi Inspired Alien Ray Gun – Pew Pew!
In this project, we’re making a 3D printed, sci-fi inspired ray gun – with LEDS, fully functioning trigger and sound effects!

This blaster was designed in CAD and split into pieces that can be 3D printed. The parts are made to house the electronics and secured together with screws and adhesives.

You’ll need access to a 3D printer, a handful of components and some building experience. This project requires time, patience and passion to make an intricate build.

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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!

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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!


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