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“It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing (Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah…)” Sorry, an old song (Duke Ellington, 1943) came to mind while designing this model…
Anyway, “Motorized, Articulated T Rex(ish) Pin Walker” is yet another pin walker design, this time featuring an articulated T Rex styled body that swings from side to side as the model walks along. And while paleontologists around the world will tell you this model does not accurately represent the walking motion of T Rex, I’m old enough to have actually seen one, and yes it does…, uhh, ok, well no I’m not and no it doesn’t, but it was fun designing this model anyway.
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.