Communicator from Star Trek: Discovery #3DPrinting #3DThursday
The communicator is a device used for voice communication in the Star Trek Universe – mooslug shared this 3D printed version on Thingiverse!
I really love the design of the communicator prop from Star Trek: Discovery. It’s a sleek, cool original design that incorporates cues from the TOS and TWOK communicators to ground it in the lore of the show. It just screams Trek as soon as you see it.
A behind-the-scenes props video from September 2017 gave us a fantastic look at the innards of a hero communicator. It’s really very elegant in its simplicity — the communicator is essentially an elaborate CNC machined aluminum housing for a 7th generation iPod Nano. The only working feature in the metal itself is the lid spring mechanism.
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.