New 3D Models on Github This Week #3DPrinting #3DModeling
We’re working on some projects that are using new components we haven’t worked with before. Notably the Adafruit Feather M4. Making this was a bit special. I used the Fusion Sync feature in the newer versions of Autodesk’s Eagle. This requires a project setup process that takes a few minutes but totally worth it. Eagle and Fusion work nicely together now where you can open a .brd file from eagle and have it spit out a 3D model of the PCB with detailed components and full graphic silkscreens. It’s kind of amazing. However, like I said there’s a little bit of setup process. I’ll have to do a tutorial about it because this post will quickly turn into a how to. Anywho. We published the 3D model on our github 3D CAD repo.
Parts are STEP, STL and F360 file formats. Feel free to contribute by doing a pull request. Thank you!
Let’s see if we can get into the habit of publish a new model a week. Normally just release components embedded within the projects themselves but I feel they get lost by not being available individually.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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