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*NEW GUIDE: Adafriend the Virtual Pet Cube #AdafruitLearningSystem *
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafriend/overview

Need a friend or a workbench buddy for long hacking sessions? Build one that responds to your interactions, sings, and shows emotion!

In this Pro Trinket powered project, build and 3D print yourself a friend, an Adafriend! This little colorful guy with an eye responds to taps and vibrations, and shows emotion on its little LED matrix front with a sad, neutral, happy, or angry face. It gazes around at its environment and blinks, plays spontaneous tones and patterns that correspond to it’s emotional state, and even sings some recognizable tunes and themes when it’s in the mood! If left alone for too long it gets lonely, but pester your pet too much and it may get angry at you! Build yourself an Adafriend and keep it happy to sing along with the coolest little cube around!

See the full guide here
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafriend/overview
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Bryan Barnes

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any one have any experience with these drivers? not specifically from sparkfun either

https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/getting-started-with-the-autodriver?_ga=1.259429578.1950345953.1461079616

L6470 looks like an awesome driver for cnc
SPI communication
Tracks motion
User jog input ability - which also mean it has its own internal clock.
Micro stepping up to 128
programmable speed and accel decel profiles....

This chip could use some serious open source attention IMO.

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Mike M

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Even if this is borderline hoax but a glimpse of an idea that may work in 2-3yrs... its eye opening.. ~$50k and you have an employee that never goes to the bathroom, or eats breakfast lunch or dinner... its a new world...
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Chris Young

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The chair is lightweight, fast to produce and tailored to fit a person's body perfectly.
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Yuan LIU

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Your 3D printer can print hairs, no doubt. But unless you are in the business of making fur, you probably didn't notice that there aren't many hairy models for you to print. You are probably blind to the gaping hole in today's CAD software, believing that volume (3D) and surface (2D) are all there is to 3D design.

But 3D is 3D because it has 1, 2, as well as 3Ds. How do you design (nearly) 1D objects when you only have tools for surface and volume? I'm sure the Pixars of the world have ready formulas for hairy details, but truly such knowledge hasn't leaked into the general 3D design world.
Objects like hair, fur, and dense arrays of fine features typically require a lot of computational time and power to design and then print via additive manufacturing methods. But now, researchers from MIT’s Media Lab have figured out a way to 3D-print thousands of hairs in just minutes, all while bypassing a major design step in 3D printing. Instead of using conventional computer-aided design (CAD) software to draw thousands of individual hairs...
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Mike M

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It seems that the elements required to enable the 3D printing of incredibly complex structures we’ve all long imagined are slowly coming together.
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+Brian Brehart Actually, that's a photo of Prof Neri Oxman, head of the Media lab at MIT... Not a stock photo. Not all professors looks like the do in the movies.
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Assembling of 5500mW Laser Engraver.
This can carve Wood,plastic,bamboo,rubber,leather also cut paper...
Run by an Arduino Nano...
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Oculus Rift CV1 Prescription Lens Adapter #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/09/oculus-rift-cv1-prescription-lens-adapter-3dthursday-3dprinting/

Jegstad shared this project on Thingiverse

This adapter is designed to take 42 mm diameter round lenses, such as the ones that come with Zenni optical frame #450021. The adapter spacing matches that frames spacing as close as I could get it. I have a medium-strong prescription and clearance between my prescription lenses and the rift lens is somewhere around 1.5 mm. I’m not sure if would be clearance issues with stronger prescriptions. This adapter is the result of a couple weeks of design and tweaking to get it working for my face, and it’s also my first fully realized 3d design and 3d printing project, so I make no guarantee this adapter will work for anyone but me!

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/09/oculus-rift-cv1-prescription-lens-adapter-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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is it possible, just to cut a new lenses compensated for the wearer and put them in place of the original lenses?
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New author on 3DPrinterChat.Com writes about some ABS. From Poland!? It amazes me when stuff come from outside of China haha #3dprinting   #abs   #filament  
At first, I would like to say hello to everyone, it is my first post here and definitely not last one ;). In this post, I want to review probably one ...
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John Said

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#D-Printed Light-Based Zoetrope by Akinori Goto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uun1liGAN6Q

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The still suggests a message to Obiwan but its a figure skater and quite an interesting concept in all.
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Draphes noraA

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First motor test of my drone 
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Cameron Norris

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Paulius Liekis has released the STL files for his 3D printable "Ghost In The Shell" replica of the iconic T08A2/R3000 spider tank. It's even remote control. Cool. https://www.wevolver.com/paulius.liekis/gits-hexapod-tank-t08a2/main/description/
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Wow
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Print-In-Place Bow Compass #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/23/print-in-place-bow-compass-3dthursday-3dprinting/

From LoboCNC on Thingiverse:

Modeled after precision drafting compasses, this 3D printable one prints as a single piece, pre-assembled! It uses a standard 6-sided pencil.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/23/print-in-place-bow-compass-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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Mike Barela

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#space   ,  #3dprinting  , #NASA  , #ISS  
A multi precision tool designed by a student from the University of Alabama was printed aboard the International Space Station, a first for its new Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) 3D printer.
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Mike M

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Turnable, twistable robots - A small 3-D printed ionic polymer-metal composite soft robotic hand. National Science Foundation researchers are working to transform this material into artificial muscles. Credit: Kam K. Leang. University of Utah Forget steel and aluminum. The robots of tomorrow may be able to squish, stretch and squeeze. Novel robotic devices, part of the emerging field of soft robotics, offer many advances over conventional robots. Soft robots can more easily maneuver in toug...
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Mike M

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Portuguese RepRap veteran Aldric Negrier has just launched a DIY kit for the steel-framed RGB STEEL 3D printer with color-mixing capacity, which can be built for less than $400.
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Strap Lock for Bags #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/09/strap-lock-for-bags-3dthursday-3dprinting/

From CableCat on Thingiverse:

This strap lock will properly be the strongest part of your bag. Print it, and then you can hammer in two 36mm M3 rods in the holes. The holes also forces your slicer to make proper shells (see last pic). Without the rods, this design is still strong enough for most applications.

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/06/09/strap-lock-for-bags-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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