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Phone ring #3DPrinting #3DThursday


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Rodjerhell shared this project on Thingiverse!

simple ring holder for phone. Adhesive tape is required for installation

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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!


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Adafruit Circuit Playground Express giveaway – HackSpace magazine @HackSpaceMag @Raspberry_Pi and new issue is out! 7!


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Competition time! Adafruit Circuit Playground Express giveaway — HackSpace magazine.

The Circuit Playground Express is a programable electronics board that’s packed full of features. With everything on board, you can get up and running without fiddling around with wires or circuitry. There’s 10 NeoPixels that you can light up in any colour, and it has a speaker so some music can accompany your animations. It’s packed full of sensors and can detect motion, temperature, light and sound. When you’re ready to expand your projects, the Circuit Playground Express can do that with 8 i/o pins (7 of which can sense capacitive touch).

You can program the Circuit Playground Express in three ways. You can use the drag-and-drop MakeCode environment that’s great for people new to programming, there’s Circuit Python for people with a bit more experience with programming and you can use the Arduino IDE if you’re already familiar with micro controllers.

We’re huge fans of the Circuit Playground Express because it makes it so easy to get started with microcontrollers, yet still gives you plenty of scope for building advanced projects. Take a look at our review of if here.

ENTER HERE! There are 36 days left, plenty’o time!

http://hsmag.cc/win

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Connecting things you’ve made to the internet allows you to control them from anywhere, collate data from a wide range of sources and generally put yourself at the centre of an electro-mechanical hive mind. What are you waiting for? It’s time to build your own Internet of Everything. We also chat with maker-teacher-extraordinaire Helen Steer, find out how 3D printing from waste materials is growing in Kenya and Tanzania and build a Z80 computer and much, much more.

  • Laser cutting gears
  • Sign making with glowing wire
  • Take a look inside the Urban Hax space
  • Fingertip LEDs
  • Alll the best projects from the makersphere
  • And more

Buy now or PDF.


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Headlight Mod For An Audi A3

If you have a car that is getting on in years, it may be missing some of the latest frills and features that the latest models sport. [Muris] has a slightly dated Audi A3 8P which did not have an AUTO setting for the headlights. In the newer models, this feature turns on the headlights when the ambient light falls below a threshold level (overcast conditions or when going through a tunnel), or when the windshield wipers are turned on. The light sensor is integrated behind the rear view mirror in a special mount, requiring an expensive windshield upgrade if he were to opt for the factory retrofit. Instead, he decided to build his own Automatic Headlights Sensor upgrade for his Audi A3.

His local regulations require the car headlights to be on all the time when the vehicle is in motion. So adding this feature may seem moot at first sight. But [Muris] programmed the headlights to be powered at 70% during daytime conditions and switch to 100% when his sensor detects low ambient light conditions. In the power save mode, all of the other non-essential lights (number plate, tail light) are also turned off to hopefully extend their life. He achieved this by using the VCDS (VAG-COM Diagnostic System) – a widely used aftermarket diagnostics tool for VW-Audi Group vehicles. His tiny circuit switches the lights between the two power settings.

His plan was to install the device without disturbing the original wiring or light switch assembly in any way. The low-powered device consists of a PIC micro-controller, an LDR (light dependent resistor) for light sensing and a low current relay which switches between the two modes. Setting the threshold at which the circuit switches the output is adjusted by a variable trimpot acting as a voltage divider with the LDR. [Muris] wired up a short custom harness which let him install this circuit between the default light switch and the car electronics. After switching on power, he has 15 seconds to enable or disable his unit by toggling the light switch five times, and that status gets stored in memory. The tiny board is assembled using SMD parts and is protected with a heatshrink sleeve. The circuit would work equally well with a lot of other cars, so If you’ve got one which could do with this feature upgrade, then [Muris] has the Eagle CAD files and code available for download on his blog.

Check out the video below where he runs a demo, describes his circuit in detail and then proceeds to assemble the PCB without using a vise or a third hand to hold the PCB. That’s a fancy watch he’s sporting at 00:50 s down the video.

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Stand for Oboe #3DThursday #3DPrinting


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Shared by Raudberget on Thingiverse:

Stand for Oboe.Print 3 of the legs.

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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!


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Falcon 9 Block 5 #3DThursday #3DPrinting


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Shared by FrankTheTank on Thingiverse:

A model of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 (version 7). I have split this into multiple parts to make it possible to print on an FDM printer, and all components should print a ‘standard’ build volume 3D printer.

Parts will need gluing together

There are two main configurations:

  • The ‘landed booster’ look with grid fins and landing legs deployed
  • Take off configuration, with grid fins flattened and legs folded.

    The main booster components remain the same, but the files for grid fins and legs differ slightly, so bare this in mind before you start printing.

Important to note:

I have not yet had the chance to print and test parts, but due to the popularity of my Reddit post, I have decided to upload the files for those that cannot wait! Feedback on how the build goes is much appreciated, as I will alter parts if any issues arise.

EDITS:

– Leg Supports added 16/04/18

– Simplify 3D file with recommended orientations 16/04/18

More payloads and accessories to follow.

Franky

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!

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!


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Raspberry Pi / Echo Dot Outdoor Enclosure #3DThursday #3DPrinting #RaspberryPi #Echo


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Shared by ADVANCED3DCREATIONS on Thingiverse:

RASPBERRY PI AND AMAZON ALEXA…TOGETHER IN A COZY OUTDOOR ENCLOSURE

So what on earth would you do with this combination? You can do two things to be exact, you can make an outdoor weather station using the Raspberry Pi / the Pi Sense Hat and use an Echo Dot to create an outdoor entertainment system connecting her to an outdoor speaker system or Bluetooth speakers to stream your favorite internet radio station. I’ll be honest, this project is not for the faint of heart and there are a few things you’re going to need in order to build this project including some laser cut pieces

View my blog for detailed assembly instructions, a complete print and hardware bill of materials and for details about the weather station project here:

http://www.advanced3dcreations.net/2018/04/raspberry-pi-weather-station-echo-dot-outdoor-enclosure/

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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!


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Han Solo Hoth DL-44 #3DPrinting #3DThursday


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NewbombedTurk shared this project on Thingiverse!

Here is my Han Solo DL-44 Hoth version from The Empire Strikes Back. It’s not a 100% dead on replica, but I got as close as my skills could get me. This was my first attempt at making a prop, and my first real dive into using Fusion 360. Also my first post to Thingiverse, so please be gentle.

I searched around at different places getting measurements from sites like the RPF, and Google Image Searches to come up with these prints.

Again I know it’s not 100% accurate, but I think it’s servicable enough to pass as a decent DL-44. It’s all built on a Denix Mauser replica pistol. I didn’t include the small motor/coil greeblies here, since I wound up having to get mine from Shapeways.

Enjoy, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Thanks you for time.

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