This is a simple screwdriver handle with bit storage. I wanted a screwdriver that was 1″ in diameter to fit in my belt holster that also had bit storage, i couldn’t find one, so I designed one using tinkercad and made it. The end cap is free spinning. There are two tabs that have to be lined up with two slots in the handle. you press it in until it stops, twist it 90 degrees until it lines up with two more slots and press it in the rest of the way. it will then freely spin. To remove the cap, pull gently while spinning to line it up with the slots, once it pops out to the first stop, twist it 90 degrees and pull it out the rest of the way. This system works well and is quite durable. however if you hand it to someone that doesn’t understand how it works, they will break the cap by being a forceful brute.
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.
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