NASA Perseverance Rover will Carry 11 3D Printed Metal Parts to Mars

11 of the metal parts on the NASA Perseverance Rover were 3d printed. These metal parts will land on will arrive on mars, on February 18th, 2021. Here’s more from SlashGear:

The 3D printing process allows engineers to make unique designs and traits, allowing parts to be produced that are lighter, stronger, and more responsive to heat or cold. The first rover to carry 3D printed parts to Mars’s surface was the Curiosity rover, which has been on the Red Planet since 2012. Curiosity has a 3D printed ceramic part inside of its Sample Analysis at Mars instrument.

Perseverance’s 3D printed components are known as “secondary structures,” which wouldn’t jeopardize the mission if the part should fail to function as intended. NASA officials say that taking additional 3D printed components to Mars is a “huge milestone,” opening the door for more additive manufacturing in the space industry. One of Perseverance’s 3D printing components is the outer shell of the PIXIL instrument intended to seek out signs of fossilized microbial life using x-ray beams directed at rocks.

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Rotary cutter for 45mm blades #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Shared by potatoad  on Thingiverse:

A handle for 45mm rotary cutter blades based loosely off the shape of nikki81’s handle for 28mm blades. I’ve adapted it to use standard a skate bearing and added a safety guard.

Download the files and learn more


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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!

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!

LED Light #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Led light by cynahsy Thingiverse

Artistic and functional LED display shared by cynahsy on Thingiverse:

Led strip
5v Charger
usb cable
transparent case

Download the files and learn more


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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!

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!

Raspberry Pi Zero case #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Shared by teunnoord on Thingiverse:

A nice looking easy to wall mountable Raspberry Pi zero case, which can be used if you have the headers soldered or without the headers. Notice that in whit this case the headers and the camera connector can’t be used. The case screws together using 4 M2.5 bolts.

Download the files and learn more


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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!

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!

Game Boy Color Display Stand #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Game Boy Color Display Stand by the16bitgamer Thingiverse

If you still have a Game Boy Color then it deserves to be displayed for the relic it is. Shared by the16bitgamer on Thingiverse:

This is an easy to print display stand for the Game Boy Color, the Stand will split apart without a connecting bar.

If you want to print a kit you’ll need x2 10-32 machine screws and nuts

Download the files and learn more


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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!

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!

3D Hangouts – Tombstones, Eyes and LEDs

This week we’ll take a look at the Matrix Tombstone halloween project. Demo of an updated 3D printed tombstone for HalloWing M4. This week’s timelapse Tuesday is an AirPods case in the shape of characters from the video game Among Us.

ADABOX 16
https://adabox.com

How to check the status of your mail-in ballot
https://www.axios.com/top-5-mail-voting-mistakes-a3063d03-4272-4177-bcd8-50f9075b768e.html

Learn Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/tombstone-matrix-portal/

Code on GitHub
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/blob/master/Matrix_Sprite_Animation_Player/

YouTube Project Video
https://youtu.be/bdUgz8T7XeA

Matrix Portal
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4745

32×64 LED Matrix Display
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2278

Black LED Acrylic
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594

HalloWing M4
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4300

Adobe Character Animator for Digital Puppets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNa8FtLrPE

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

Timelapse Tuesday:
Among Us Airpod Case – modellerhouse
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/among-us-case-for-airpods
https://youtu.be/HS_SRL92esg


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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!

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!

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!

New Layer By Layer! Sketching with Constraints #Fusion360

In this tutorial we’ll take a look at some of the basics of using a 2-point rectangle. Using collinear, coincident and midpoint constraints to make sketches that are centered with the grid. These are the fundamentals of making parametric designs.

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


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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!

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!

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!