I recently moved a TV from one room to another. It used to hang on the wall, but now needs to stand on a table. The problem was that we couldn’t find the original feet. My wife asked, “Could you print feet?” I said “Sure, what should they look like?” She said, “Dragon feet.” I said, “Let’s do this.”
After searching for some appropriate feet to repurpose, I found the Bahamut model. It had nice chonky feet with vertical-enough ankles to not fall over. Excellent. I chopped them off at the ankles, put holes through them the correct distance apart for our TV’s bolts, and there we have it. A TV with dragon feet.
I printed them in a lovely marble filament, and my wife painted the nails with the “sluttiest” red nail polish she could find at the dollar store. Now this TV makes us smile even when it’s not turned on.
Of course, the odds that these will be an exact fit for your TV are kind of low, but you can always scale these up or down in various dimensions to make them fit.
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.