Nervous System collaborated with New Balance on the new 990 Sport TripleCell sneakers which have 3D printed heels. We have been working with New Balance’s innovation team since 2015 on various projects including the Zante Generate shoe, data-customized midsoles, and design customization software. The new 990 Sport sneakers feature a 3D-printed heel component which is fabricated in a new material called Rebound Resin which Formlabs created in partnership with New Balance. Rebound Resin was formulated to create springy and resilient 3D-printed lattices with the same durability seen in conventional thermoplastic parts. The shoes are made in the USA at New Balance’s factory in Lawrence, MA and were launched on June 28th.
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, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, 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.