This inspiring Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton has been designed and printed by Peregrine 360, a 3D design and print company based in Montreal, Canada. While a relatively young company, they offer a wide range of 3D creation services, including scanning, designing and 3D printing.
…After receiving the [Form1+] printer and taking it on a few test runs, they decided to test the machine to its limits. ‘When we received the printer thats when the fun really began. After a few prints and having understood how the printer worked we wanted to truly test the Form1+’s capabilities. At the same time, we wanted to create a model that we are passionate about; a dinosaur. So we designed a Tyrannosaurus Rex to a high level of detail with small features to test the printer’s limits.’
The complete model is approximately 45 cm long and some 30 cm tall. As is obvious from the pictures, it involves a number of different components. As this model 3D printer prints in resin, rather than plastic, it will obviously require a curing period as well. For the curing, a high frequency light system was used (UV), which rapidly cures the printed components. ‘That is why it looked like the prints were being baked’, they explained….
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!
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.