….3D Systems announced today that it is featured in inaugural exhibitions at the newly reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, beginning December 12. Innovative examples of 3D printing empowering novel design are featured in Cooper Hewitt’s new Process Lab and Beautiful Users exhibitions in the recently renovated Carnegie Mansion. The installations showcase 3D printing as a fundamental and transformative element in the ideation, design and fabrication process.
Cooper Hewitt’s new exhibits include 3D printed pieces from 3DS on display, including (clockwise from top left) a skateboard design showing topology optimization, a custom-designed prosthetic limb, the first hybrid robotic exoskeleton and a stunning acoustic guitar.
The groundbreaking exhibitions include 3DS’ products and technologies which augment our body, extend our capabilities and expand our senses. Beautiful Users, an exhibition that explores the ways in which designers over the past half-century have worked to suit their creations to human anatomy and behavior, features a hybrid robotic exoskeleton 3DS developed in collaboration with Ekso Bionics which enabled a paralyzed woman to walk…..
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!
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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.
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