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3D Hangouts – MagTags, Fireplaces and Candles via @ecken @videopixil

This week we take a moment to celebrate our 300th learn guide – what a milestone! Demoes include a first look at our 3d printed case and stand for the Adafruit MagTag. We’ve build our first woodworking project, a faux fireplace! Prototyping updates to our iPhone cases and talking about a new double-sided textured PEI flexible magnetic build plate (that’s a mouth full). We have a timelapse of a candle inspired by Hogwarts. Community makes this week includes the LED hourglass and a frame for the RGB matrix display from Adabox 16.

Learn Guide: MagTag Case and Stand
https://learn.adafruit.com/magtag-3d-printed-stand-case

Layer by Layer Tutorials

Silo House Air Quailty Monitor Project
https://youtu.be/Rfd4IyahZg0

Arrange Wood Projects
https://youtu.be/Wf2QveNyFpg

Air Quality Sensor Breakout
https://youtu.be/UlRyUzP55ts

3D Parts Library on GitHub
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_CAD_Parts

Layer by Layer CAD Tutorials Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVsMp6nKnpjsXSQ45nxfORb

Hogwarts Flaming Torch – Art Vandelay
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4634517
https://youtu.be/1KUhkS4LmB4

Community Makes
https://www.thingiverse.com/make:867245 LED hourglass
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3142779/ lab shaker
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4644971 rgb matrix frame


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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!

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The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!


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