How many of us have tried to take a photo of an impressively large moon with our smartphones only to find that the result is a indistinguishable and tiny blur of light? Though I can’t speak for everyone, I’ve certainly experienced this, so I was particularly taken with a 3D printing project I came across recently, which could help with this problem. Berlin-based James Mitchell has demonstrated how he captured a detailed and stunning photograph of the moon using a Raspberry Pi, a Canon EF lens, and a 3D printed lens adapter.
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!