Greg Zumwalt shares:
A 3D Printed Air Pump for the balloon powered mechanisms I design, print, assemble, test and publish.
An o-ring is used for the piston gasket, and shelf liner for the intake gaskets. Petroleum jelly is used for the lubrication.
A tall version (shown in this video) and a short version are available.
An Instructable for this design is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Air-Pumps/
download the files on: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/two-air-pumps
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!