Register Now For The Moat Boat Paddle Battle #WMF2016
If you’re attending World Maker Faire 2016 in NYC and a fan of 3D printing, then you need to check out the Moat Boat Paddle Battle! Better Yet, Enter the contest for your chance win a 3D printer! Pedro and I covered it last year and had Boat Loads of fun watching all of the contestants battle it out and test their designs. For details on the contest, rules and more info, check out the Moat Boat Paddle Battle site!
The time has come to register for this year’s Moat Boat Paddle Battle at World Maker Faire 2016! Brought to you again by Ocean State Maker Mill and SeeMeCNC, this is your chance to show your design skills by building the fastest boat in the moat. We learned a lot from last year, and have come back with some changes… Like last year, the winner of the open class will be going home with a printer compliments of SeeMeCNC!
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!
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.