Useful for small wooden chests and boxes. No assembly required, prints in one piece due to built-in supports. The eight small supports (four at the front, two at the sides and two underneath) break off easily without using tools. This lock prints beautifully using 0.2mm layer height.
The overall size is 27 x 28 mm including feet. To ensure proper installation, first snap the two parts together and then use four small wood screws with 4-5mm heads to mount the lock to the chest or wooden box. To open, press the side buttons slightly together and lift the lid using the very same grip.
It’s actually quite fun to watch how the printer makes the two internal plastic springs, hooks and side buttons from 2 mm height and upwards.
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!
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.