Thursday, June 8, 2017

3D Printing Slinkys on FDM with @DesktopMakes #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from 3D Printing Slinkys on FDM with @DesktopMakes #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Pedro Ruiz

Desktop Makes shares a Tutorial on designing your own Slinky in Fusion 360. He shows how to use the coil tool to generate a rectangular helix form and how to prepare the model so that it is able to be 3d printed!

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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