Two weeks before DragonCon, my wife told me that she was going to be attending the steampunk themed ball with friends, and could I please print something for her to bring for cosplay? Perhaps the Nemesis Staff, a weapon from the old City of Heroes MMORPG we both still play? And I agreed, and then spent a week designing and printing this thing.
This prop was a major rush job. It’s a first draft, and nearly all the printed parts were used without iteration after seeing how they fit together. It came out pretty well, but there was a lot I’d redesign if I was doing it from scratch now.
The main gear ring does rotate, although it’s very tight and mine has already cracked in a few spots. Best assembled, rotated to an angle that looks good, and then left there.
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.