Bioengineered flytrap inspired by the carnivorous fly eating pitcher plant. The plant uses its downward pointing hairs to create a smooth slide on which insects slip to their death, but find it difficult to get out. I designed this CAD model with hairs that can be 3D printed. These 3D printed hairs function to keep the fly in the trap in the same way as the pitcher plant.
The parts are designed to be used with a lot of different cup sizes. Apple cider vinegar and a little dish soap works great to attract the flies. This model has two parts for easier printing. These two parts are glued together. I used the spiralize feature in ultimaker cura for the cone base. You do need an FDM printer to make the hairs. I used the Creality Ender 3. No supports are needed on either part. Rafts are recommended for adhesion.
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!
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