Storing data in everyday objects #Tech #3DPrinting #Data

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Researchers are developing methods to insert DNA-like info into 3D printed objects.

Via TechXplore:

Researchers at ETH Zurich have now collaborated with an Israeli scientist to develop a means of storing extensive information in almost any object. “With this method, we can integrate 3-D-printing instructions into an object so that after decades, or even centuries, it will be possible to obtain those instructions directly from the object itself,” explains Robert Grass, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences.

As a use case, the researchers 3-D printed a rabbit out of plastic that contains the instructions (about 100 kilobytes’ worth of data) for printing the object. The researchers achieved this by adding tiny glass beads containing DNA to the plastic. “Just like real rabbits, our rabbit also carries its own blueprint,” Grass says.

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Circuit Playground Star Tree Topper via @BlitzCityDIY

Liz Clark, AKA BlitzCityDIY recently posted a remix of one of our Circuit Playground snap fit cases. Just in time for the holidays, this turns any Circuit Playground into a light-up tree topper. We printed it on our Creality CR-10S using Eryone Silky Gold PLA. A Circuit Playground Bluefruit works well here since we can change up the NeoPixel colors and animations. We wired up a JST slide switch adapter and used a 500mAh battery. The case has a built-in holder for the slide switch so it’s easy to turn it on/off. It also fits nicely on our Christmas tree! If you’d like to build your own, check it out on Thingiverse.

Circuit Playground Star Tree Topper

 

Filament Spool Winding Handle #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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moXDesign shared this project on Thingiverse!

This winding handle can be fitted to the side of an empty filament spool which can then be used to hold filament samples. The handle makes it easier to spin the spool and wind the filament into place.

Drill a 10mm hole in the filament spool making sure that the handle, when fitted, will be inside the diameter of the spool. You may need to make the hole slightly larger to fit the spindle through – wiggle the drill a bit!

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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!

Simple Eyewash that can be Mounted on Bottled Water #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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Handicraft shared this project on Thingiverse!


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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!

Elephant Bank With Plug #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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SeaBeagle shared this project on Thingiverse!

Big thanks to AdditiveTechSolutions for the start on the idea! I put the original mesh in Fusion 360 and added the hole to get the money out. Lost some polygons there. Then I sketched up a simple plug with a wide base. The plug needs to be made in a flexible filament. Now you can get the money out and protect the counter it sits on. There are two sizes. The original was 128mm tall and the larger which is 200mm tall. The larger is more suited to put larger coins and folded bill inside.

download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3982629


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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!

Morphball moneybox #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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Kelly_Crystal shared this project on Thingiverse!

A Morphball which can be used as a moneybox. 15 cm diameter.

Assembling:

1) Glue the solid shell and medial ring together. Make sure to glue triangles not facing the shell!

2) Glue the slotted shell and the locking ring. Make sure to align properly shell grooves.

3) Glue the wedge in the cap.

The support is optional. Use it to prevent your ball from rolling.

If you don’t need it as a moneybox: the cap and the wedge become useless. Replace the slotted shell by a mirrored shell.

Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3982650


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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 printed holiday tree topper #3DPrinting #3DThursday

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Adafruit forums user XRAD shared this project in the Adafruit technical forums!

Wanted to make something for the holidays so made a tree topper. Uses 11 neopixel jewels in a string mounted to a 3D printed start. The jewels are perfect for lighting up the star arms reflecting and diffusing through each facet. I frankencoded a bunch of fastLED code to get the effects I wanted. The coolest one is the cylon style display as each arm lights up with cool effects.

The neopixel jewels are wired with the first in line at the start apex and then spiral down clockwise through the next two rows of ten arms. I was going to use a PIR sensor, but mine pooped out and was giving me garbage reads, so went with random.

There were a few stumbling blocks like using randomseed and how it effected the flow of the code, but I have it completed and working.

I used 10 of my favorite fastLed displays and modified some and created some. Looks really great. Will post vid when on top o the tree. The links are in the code header for the 3D print.

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!

New Guide! NeoPixel Goggles Inspired by @watchmen

Watchmen’s Sister Night CircuitPython Neopixel Goggles

Build the Nite Owl tech from Watchmen to complete your Sister Night costume. In this project, we’re building NeoPixel goggles inspired by HBO’s television series Watchmen. Control the NeoPixel LED animations with a rotary encoder. Display up to four different modes with control like speed, colors and brightness of the NeoPixels. The 3D printed parts fit over costume goggles and snap fit together!

Learn Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/watchmen-sister-night-circuitpython-neopixel-goggles

Adafruit Trinket M0
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3500

400mAh Battery
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3898

Trinket/ItsyBitsy Lipo Backpack
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2124

16x NeoPixel Rings
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1463

Rotary Encoder
https://www.adafruit.com/product/377

Slide Switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/805

Costume Goggles
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1577


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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!

Ironman wearable Arc Reactor costume powered by El Wire

Alexander Orphanos shared on Thingiverse:

Ironman wearable Arc Reactor costume powered by El Wire

Here is a project I have been trying to finish for over a year and finally took time this week to complete it!

Here’s a video of me developing the final model and assembling it if you’re interested!

For Halloween this year I am going as Tony Stark (from Iron Man 2). I designed the chest arc reactor screenshots from the movie and 3D printed the parts in Carbon Fiber PLA to make it lighter. To attach the part to the shirt I used two parts and some simple 5/8″ screws.

The model can be built WITHOUT any supports. If you do make one please share with us! I know there are plenty of novel ways that this can be made better or tailored for a specific use and would love to see what you do with it.

I used el-wire I purchased from Amazon (here is an affiliate link to what I used https://amzn.to/2NCxtiX I’ll get a small fee if you choose to purchase) and used a low-temp hot glue gun to bond it to the surface. To make the screws sit flat on the side facing my chest, I used a chamfer deburring tool.


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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!

Shift Buckle for meander shaped stretch belt

Rolf Jethon shared on Thingiverse:

Shift Buckle for meander shaped stretch belt

This thing is a remix of https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3835593 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3909930. The bucke is improved and much smaller. I had some problem that the buckle of thing 3909930 opened for its own under heavy load.

The 20mm belt is included as a stl file in addition. This stl is much smaller than the belt from thing 3835593 and will therefore be calculated much quicker in cura. If you want a different width, I recommend to scale it by modifying the Z-factor inside your slicer program.


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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!