From 3D Printing Industry:
The drone, which was given the lengthy name of Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System (CRACUNS), is a submersible drone that is able to be launched from either an underwater station or vehicle. The APL’s Force Projection Sector team collaborated with fabrication experts from the Research and Exploratory Development Department to help properly engineer the UAV to operate in both air and sea. Though John Hopkins doesn’t go into the precise additive manufacturing technique used to manufacture the CRACUNS, the technology was used alongside novel fabrication techniques to create a lightweight composite frame that was able to withstand the generally harsh “littoral” environment of the ocean.
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!