HackSpace Magazine Issue 59 – Next generation 3D printing
You might think the next big step forward in 3D printing would come in the form of a pristine white box from a high-end manufacturing facility. You would be wrong. What’s new in 3D printing is an open-source machine that you can assemble yourself in your kitchen. Come with us and find out why your next printer should be a Voron.
- Grow food to sustain yourself during the coming apocalypse
- Use a Raspberry Pi Pico to Monitor Indoor Plants
- Cut Circuits in Copper Tape
- Build more with bricks
Stop the breadboard and soldering – start crafting right away! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clips, and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in minutes with the Drag-and-drop MakeCode programming sitelearn computer science using the CS Discoveries course on code.org, dive into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, a mini speaker, infrared reception and transmission, two buttons, a switch, 14 crocodile clips and numerous sensors: touch capacitive, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole world of electronics and coding awaits you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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