Adafruit Gift Guide: 3D Printing #Graduation #giftguide
This 3D Printing gift guide showcases some of our brand new 3D printing projects that can be made with the help of a 3D printer and some electronics and tutorials from Adafruit! They range from beginner to advanced so you can pick the perfect project for your graduate! We also introduce you to some of our 3D printers and accessories!
The magic of 3D printing is now more affordable and accessible than ever! Meet The Micro 3D Printer by M3D, the first truly consumer 3D printer. Sporting a compact design, user-friendly software, and replaceable print beds and nozzles, it’s perfect for beginners and experts alike.
This is the Micro 3D Printer – Black – Retail Edition which is more like a starter kit of sorts as it comes with a 1 year warranty and a free spool of 3D Ink Filament. 3D printing software, USB cable, and power adapter are also included. Read more!
Most printers come with some filament there’s a good chance you’ve been printing up a storm and need something new. That’s why we’ve started carrying a complete line of 3D printing filament in a variety of materials and colors!
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another. Pick up a copy here!
Making is the final frontier. These are the projects of Adafruit Industries. Its life long mission: to explore strange new projects, to seek out new 3D printed forms and new circuitry, to boldly make what no maker has made before.
Boldly go where no project has gone before with this real working Star Trek Communicator!
In this tutorial we’ll turn the elusive $5 Raspberry Pi Zero into portable game console! The difficulty of this project is low-medium. There is wiring and soldering involved, but no PCB hacking or sawing like our previous builds. We think this is a great project for makers who have a little bit of Pi and 3D printing experience, or are first time makers with a lot of energy and willingness to learn! This tutorial will walk you through all the steps of the assembly and takes about weekend to accomplish.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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.