World’s First 3D Glass Printer Creates Works Of Molten Magnificence
Beautiful video showing molten glass being used for 3D printing, Via Forbes
To make a great pizza, you need an oven temperature around 700 degrees Fahrenheit. To melt thermoplastics, like most of today’s fused filament 3-D printers, you want just over 220 degrees Fahrenheit. To melt glass, you need about three times that, over 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit (1165 degrees Celsius), roughly. The MIT Media Lab, with its Mediated Matter Research Group, has been doing more than a little tinkering to create the world’s first Glass 3-D printer.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
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.