I found a file for an 8 bit ornament on another website and printed it off for my office tree. My wife looked at it and mentioned “What if you could put a light in it?” Well, that’s what I did! I cut a hole in the bottom large enough to fit a standard Christmas tree light into it and used a hanging hook to suspend it over the light. I used 0% infill but the eyes sunk in, I would advise 5% infill or so just for the eyes, but I have found that 30% has a nice “mesh” look to it.
download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2699060
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!