bainite shared on Thingiverse:
Das soda-CanStein! This object is inspired by thinkgeeks’a can-in-stein April Fools joke. Ever since I saw that, I wanted to have one of my own. One that was a real object, not a joke.
This soda can holder uses a screw-in plug on the bottom to hold the can in place. It only makes contact on a very narrow band on the top and bottom, so it will keep the beverage cooler than if it was in your full-contact heat-transferring hands. The lid pivots away to allow beverage consumption, as is right and proper.
The CanStein was designed to print entirely without supports. The inter-piece gaps are generous, to allow easy assembly. Use appropriate viscosity glue or epoxy for final assembly. The entire object was designed from scratch in Autodesk Fusion 360. -Love this program!
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! 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!