A 3D printer, a raspberry pi running Octoprint, a tablet and an account on Doodle3D.com. Are these things together enough to allow childern with limited mobility get into 3D printing?
I was asked by a family who have a couple of children with limited mobility to help them get into 3D printing. The one child can hardly move her hands, but she could use a tablet computer. But how to go from idea to 3D print completely on a tablet computer.
Turns out it’s totally possible. We are living in the future.
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!