New Layer by Layer! Using Fuzzy Skin on Practical Prints via @ecken #3DPrinting

I first heard about the fuzzy skin feature a few years back when CURA added it to the experimental tab. Since then I’ve been meaning to use it in a project that showcases the texture. Honestly, I’ve kinda forgotten about it until working on this Lemon keypad project. Although it’s easy to check the box, there’s some things to consider when applying this feature to practical prints.

In this tutorial we’ll take a look at using the fuzzy skin feature in CURA. I demo the Fuzzy Skin Outside Only feature and talk about how I optimized the 3D model in order to avoid unwanted geometry. I also quickly take a look at slicing a cauldron and display stand.

LearnGuide
https://learn.adafruit.com/qtpy-lemon-mechanical-keypad-macropad/

QT Py RP2040
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4900

Kailh Mechanical Key Switches
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4955

NeoPixel Jewel
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2226

Halloween Cauldron
https://learn.adafruit.com/cpx-cauldron/3d-printing

MagTag Christmas Stand
https://learn.adafruit.com/magtag-daily-christmas-countdown/3d-printing

Birdhouse by Flowalistic
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2711791

Cura Fuzzy Skin and Ironing on 3D Prints by CHEP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh5wC4Ti95s

Fuzzy Skin Feature in Cura – Add Texture to your 3D Prints! by Andrew Sink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0idzsa41LQ

3D Printing Projects Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOWD2dJNRIN46uhMCWvNOlbG

3D Hangout Show Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVgpmWevin2slopw_A3-A8Y

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

Timelapse Tuesday Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVagy3CktXsAAs4b153xpp_

Milling Monday
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjF7R1fz_OOVL48weqeHiu7aw-_sPhCSA

The Python on Hardware weekly video 129 #CircuitPython #Adafruit

Python on hardware news, projects and events for this week!

Episode 129 (April 22, 2021)

This is our weekly Python video-newsletter-podcast!

Ladyada and PT provide this week’s video on Python on hardware news and events.

The news comes from the Python community, Discord, Adafruit communities and more. It’s part of the weekly newsletter we do, with more than 8,749 readers!

Our entire playlist of Python on hardware videos is at http://adafru.it/pohepisodes


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Rasperry Pi zero Nas Kumiko #3Dprinting #3DThursday

Rasperry Pi zero Nas Kumiko by Sploutch Thingiverse

Sploutch shared this project on Thingiverse!

NAS box for raspberry pi zero in Kumiko style

Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4764982


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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 NAS Cloud case noiseless #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Raspberry NAS Cloud case noiseless by KB Prototypes Thingiverse

A cloud shaped Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 case shared by KB_Prototypes on Thingiverse:

The case offers also some slots for mounting it on the wall.

The SSDs are connected via usb3.
Since the enclosure is pretty thight the usb cable plugs might need some 90 degree bending.

System is running for already 1 year without any problems using OpenMediaVault. The installation can be readily found via google.

Have fun

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!

Rocker Switch Case #3Dprinting #3DThursday

Toggle Switch Case by MadestCat Thingiverse

MadestCat shared this project on Thingiverse!

This is a case for one or two toggle switches.

The outer shape is based on a generic emergency button.

Upper and lower part are connected with M3 screws, the lower part has brass hot melt inset nuts.

Download files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4751605


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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!

Pocket Hole Jig Conductor #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Create more professional level furniture with this jig from Gmurovod on Thingiverse:

pocket hole jig conductor furniture

Device for drilling holes for oblique screws analogue of kreg
Angle: 15 °
Distance: adjustable, depending on the length of the screw

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!

ICYMI – 3D Hangouts – Pixel Display, Lemon and Multipass @ecken @videopixil

Livestream: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @11am ET

This week we’re looking at the guide for the RGB matrix with Feather RP2040. Prototyping a mysterious lemon themed project with the QT Py RP204. A multipass holder for Timelapse Tuesday and a new Community Makes to end the show, sweet!

32×32 Pixel Display YouTube Video
https://youtu.be/FJH_oCnTxec

32×32 Square Pixel Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/32×32-square-pixel-display/

Feather RP2040
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4884

QT Py RP2040
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4900

Kailh Mechanical Key Switches
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4955

Black LED Acrylic 12x12in
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594

Timelapse Tuesday:

Vaccination Multipass Holder – level2three
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4827336
https://youtu.be/AmgHk8pUS8o

Community Makes

https://twitter.com/flaviofdev/status/1384345836570689538 pico midi fighter

New Guide! 32×32 RGB Matrix Pixel Display @ecken @videopixil #CircuitPython #3DPrinting

This is a square pixel display that uses an 32×32 RGB matrix display. It’s powered by the Feather RP2040 and RGB Matrix FeatherWing. This runs CircuitPython and the Matrix Portal Library to play animated sprite sheets on the display.

32×32 Square Pixel Guide – Coming Soon
https://learn.adafruit.com/32×32-square-pixel-display/

Pixel Art Matrix Display Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/pixel-art-matrix-display/

CAD files on Thingiverse
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4827286

32×32 RGB Matrix – 6mm Pitch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/1484

Feather RP2040
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4884

FeatherWing Doubler
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2890

RGB Matrix (M4+M0+RP2040) FeatherWing
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3036

Black LED Acrylic 12x12in
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4594

5V 10A Power Supply
https://www.adafruit.com/product/658


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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!

Storage Drawer for Drill Holder #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Sisul shares:

Since I had already made an Ultimate Drawer System for my screws, I wanted to create a drawer solution for the drill holder as well.
Since there is no suitable drawer in the system of MarcElbichon, I created a remix that suits me.
To prevent the chucks from sliding around loose, there is also a two-part insert. It can be simply plugged together.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4764538


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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!