After over 3000 hours of almost continuous printing, I decided to turn off the Ultimaker 3 Extended for a much overdo cleaning and maintenance. Surprisingly, after belt examination, pulley examination and tightening, cleaning and lubrication, only one part, the Y axis head bearing, needed replacing. After providing a video and a few photographs, the wonderful staff at both Ultimaker (thanks Matt!) and fbrc8 (thanks Erin and Joseph!) had a new bearing in my hands in two days, and the Ultimaker 3 Extended was back up and running, so…
WiFi Propeller Boat II is my second propeller styled boat design. I know, I know, in WiFi Propeller Boat I did indeed state it was my last boat design for the summer, but since the Ultimaker 3 Extended was back up and running, I decided to add a dual extrusion wing and wing support, increase the stern end hull size to support the wing and wing support, increased the length of the main axles to compensate for the increased hull size, and finally, design a dual extrusion cover.
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!
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
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.