Thingiverse user Folker shared a 3d printed project.
CRONIOS’s heart is a modern 32 bit cortex controller with an integrated real time clock and an integrated USB interface. http://igg.me/at/diamex. Perk 19 Euros. The battery life is approximately 10 years and it can be replaced if depleted. CRONIOS can also be connected to a PC so there are numerous ways for personalization and configuration. Setting the clock to daylight saving time (DST) is no problem for CRONIOS because it switches those automatically. A PC-based configuration program is included as well. Several parameters like color, brightness, and the duration of effects can be adjusted. Simply attach CRONIOS to your PC and configure it according to your personal preferences.
CRONIOS is a designing experiment.
CRONIOS uses bright state-of-the-art digital RGB LEDs. Everyone of the 60 LEDs comes with its own digital PWM controller. Hence, every single LED can have a distinct color and brightness. Its power is provided via the USB interface. In addition, it can also be used to configure the color profile.
CRONIOS can also be configured in a more direct fashion: a rotary disk recognizes that you want to change CRONIOS’s appearance—you could try a new color profile or simply set the timer when you cook an egg.
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!