There comes a time when you want to print larger objects on your 3D Printer than your print bed allows… Well in this 3D Printing 101 we’ll show you how using 3 awesome methods.
NOTE: ‘slice’ has two meanings! I am ‘slicing’ large .stl files into sections, but then you transfer these to your ‘slicer’ which will convert them to the many layers used for 3D Printing. I know it’s confusing – and the two share many similarities. It confused me for a very long time!
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!