Layer By Layer – Circuit board template for #3DPrinting
This week we’re taking a look at using the sketch dimensions tool in Autodesk Fusion 360 to make a parametric template used for 3d printing circuit board mounts.
We can create a sketch driven design and change the dimensions of the board to dynamically update a solid model.
This works great for circuit boards with symmetrical mounting holes but can also be applied to others. The main take-away here is to use sketch and assign rules and constraints to edges so can make fine tune adjustments and ultimately prototype things faster.
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!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.