Emmett Lalish shared a number of videos he put together at Microsoft as a resource for learning more about how he designs objects for 3D printing. (NOTE: He did warn that the 3D Builder videos are out of date and will be updated soon. )
Are you interested in 3D Printing? Emmett Lalish and Kris Iverson from the 3D Printing Team (part of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft) will take you through the essentials of 3D printing. We will explore 3D printer hardware and the print process and then examine the software that enables you to create, modify, and print 3D models. You will also get some insights into 3D scanning technologies and what is coming up in the world of 3D printing.
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! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. 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!