Wanted to make an actual tension/stretched skin drum completely from 3D printing — so I did. This drum uses 4 quarter inch bolts at least 2.5 inches long to draw tension on a head; similar to a standard drum you see on a drum set or marching band. Except — this one is entirely made of PLA (or what ever you choose) and is 3D printed. I only played a little bit with my sticks at 3 inches (pp if you want a dynamic marking); I was too nervous to break it to really lay into it. It does however play well with fingers. Considering I thought it was going to break I’m quite happy with it.
download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1865382
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!