Thursday, April 27, 2017

3D Printed Illuminated Octopus by Garrett Durland

from 3D Printed Illuminated Octopus by Garrett Durland
by Noe Ruiz

Garrett Durland shared on Thingiverse:

Illuminated Octopus

This project started with the Ball joint articulated octopus by Ellindsey. After printing some tentacle segments with clear filament, I wanted to illuminate my octopus! I used Tinkercad to design and print an illuminated battery powered “rock” that the octopus can chill on. LEDs in the rock shine through his clear head and clear tentacle segments. The original octopus was scaled to 142% to be big enough to fit around a rock that could house an 18650 Li-ion battery.

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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