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.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.