…Whether you are going for gauche, tacky, or just plain unpleasant, the variety of prints available through Ugly Add Ons means that at least you won’t have the embarrassing moment when you realize you’ve worn the same thing as someone else at a party. They are offering ornaments, sew ons, and snowflakes to help you complete and compete. Send them your ideas and they promise to “hop on it like a bunny in heat.”
The unattractive accouterment of your choice is printed through Sculpteo and so is available in all of the materials normally offered through this service. This means that you can print in brass if you really want to sparkle. They have two stock models of sweater sew ons, a lacy stag’s head and what appears to be a shoulder penguin. They note that ugly is in the eye of the beholder… but it can also be on your knitwear! …
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!
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