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3D Printing a Lighthouse with LEDs #3DThursday #3DPrinting


Every Tuesday we’ll 3D print designs from the community and showcase slicer settings, use cases and of course, Time-lapses!

This week:
Kilauea Lighthouse
By: John Garnham / http://ift.tt/2n58yJK
http://ift.tt/2mnAN1T

Type A Machines Pro
Gray/White/Red PLA
6hrs 50min
X:99 Y:110 Z:178mm
0.4 Nozzle / 0.3 Layer Height
30% Infill / .4 Retraction
220C / 0C Bed
247G
50mm/s

BCN3D Sigma
Gray/Black PLA
5hrs 30min
X:105 Y:105 Z:23mm
0.4 Nozzle / 0.3 Layer Height
30% Infill / 4.5 Retraction
220C / 0C Bed
78G
50mm/s


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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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NEW PRODUCT – Music Maker FeatherWing w/ Amp – MP3 OGG WAV MIDI Synth Player – Stereo 3W Amplifier


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NEW PRODUCT – Music Maker FeatherWing w/ Amp – MP3 OGG WAV MIDI Synth Player – Stereo 3W Amplifier


Bend all audio files to your will with the Adafruit Music Maker FeatherWing + Amplifier! It’s a fun-size version of our Music Maker shield for Arduino, and similar to our other Music Maker FeatherWing, but this one is even better – with an on-board 3 Watt amplifier! This powerful wing features the VS1053, an encoding/decoding (codec) chip that can decode a wide variety of audio formats such as MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, MIDI, FLAC, WAV (PCM and ADPCM). You can do all sorts of stuff with the audio as well such as adjusting bass, treble, and volume digitally.

All this functionality is implemented in a light-weight SPI interface so that any Feather Board can play audio from an SD card. There’s also a special MIDI mode that you can boot the chip into that will read ‘classic’ 31250Kbaud MIDI data from the UART TX pin and act like a synth/drum machine – there are dozens of built-in drum and sample effects!

What a great musical add-on to your Feather! That’s why we spun up this super FeatherWing, perfect for use with a any of our Feather Boards!

Here are some specs:

  • Features the VS1053B codec chip – decodes Ogg Vorbis, MP3/MP2/MP1, MP4, AAC, WMA, FLAC, WAV/PCM, MIDI
  • Stereo audio out to any 4ohm speakers (3W max) or 8 ohm speakers (1W max), class D output
  • MicroSD card socket, for any FAT16/FAT32 formatted SD card from 64MB or greater
  • Built in MIDI synth/drum machine with dozens of instruments

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Each order comes with one tested FeatherWing, two 2-pin 3.5mm terminal blocks, and two sticks of 0.1″ male headers to plug it into your Feather. Some light soldering is required to attach the through-hole headers and terminal blocks to the PCB for plugging into your Feather Board and speakers.

Once you’ve soldered the terminal blocks in you can connect any speaker you like, such as our 4Ω 3W or 8Ω 1W. Hey you can even use a surface transducer! Don’t forget to make sure you have a good strong 5V power supply – especially if you’re using the 3W 4 ohm speakers! Our 2.4A power plug is recommended.

Speakers, SD card and Feather Board not included!

Example code, wiring diagrams, library code, schematics and Fritzing object all in the tutorial!

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In stock and shipping now!


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LCD Glasses #3DThursday #3DPrinting


Read the full guide on: http://ift.tt/2mNL2Qv

In this week’s project, we’ll show you how to build pair of electronic sunglasses. These are really cool because you can actually control the dark tint from the glass.

Sandwiched in between two sheets of glass is a layer of liquid crystal material. When voltage is applied to the electrodes, it turns dark and filters out bright light. Depending on how much voltage is applied, you can control the tint or opaqueness of the glass.

This is a Liquid Crystal Light Valve (a.k.a a LCD Controllable Blackout Panel) and they’re mainly used in welding helmets because it can protecting your eyes from really bright sparks.


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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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PAX East 2017 Cosplay in Action


PAX East 2017 took place over the weekend, and though the convention is heavily focused on gaming, cosplayers of all sorts were in attendance. Star Wars characters wielded lightsabers along with Links from Legend of Zelda carrying Hylian shields. IGN captured dozens of costumes while wandering the convention floor — including a creative take on Mario from Super Mario Bros. featuring a dress with LED features. The above video showcases a variety of costumes, while the ones below focus on Overwatch and Mario.


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Solderless, Glueless, Light Up Power Ring – Women Techmakers #3DPrinting #3DThursday


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childofthehorn shared this project on Thingiverse!

WIP, but pretty much perfected Women Techmakers Light up Power Ring!

Uses a 3mm LED and CR927 battery.

Ring portion is friction/press fit into the back of the base and hold the LED in place.

Battery is replaceable once built.

See 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!


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Nintendo Switch Print-in-Place Folding Stand #3DPrinting #3DThursday


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Bakufreak shared this project on Thingiverse!

Use 3-4 perimiters and top/bottom layers to make the hinges nice and strong.

Tolerance between each part is 0.3 mm, which works beautifully on my printer and hopefully yours too. I experimented with tolerances of 0.2 mm and 0.4 mm as well, 0.3 was the sweet spot: not too tight and squeaky, yet not too floppy.

See 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!


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Slotted Sunglasses #3DThursday #3DPrinting


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davvyk shares

Fully 3d printed stylin’ and profilin’ glasses. Offer zero UV protection so try to not stare directly into the sun while wearing these. For aesthetics only.

Find downloads and more at 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!

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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