For one man, named Brian Matthews, 3D printing allowed him to create a robot unlike anything we have ever seen before. We are mostly used to seeing robots that mimic human behavior in order to make our own lives better, or resemble humans in not only their actions, but their body language and movements as well. Matthews, however, took a totally different approach for building his robot from the ground up. He decided to create a robotic parrot, and the end results are rather stunning.
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!