The model train company Flexiscale has adapted to the new 3D technologies available by inviting their customers to select subjects for them to then carefully 3D scan and 3D print — adding intricately precise scale model units with each new project. Via Fabbaloo.
Hello. We’re trying something new in model kits. The way we design them is different, the way they’re made is different and the way we choose which kits to make is different.
We’re using modern surveying methods on real life objects to make precise three dimensional plans. We split up the plans into kits that we feel are simple, yet fun to make, detail and paint. We’re producing the kits on demand using 3D printing.
Now we’ve worked out how to do it, what we want to do is to make the kits you want. So we’ve made a system for you to propose kits to us.
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!