I was lucky enough to be loaned a Raspberry PI computer from another department. I have yet to download the OS onto a SD card, but the first order of business was to print a hard outer shell for the thing. A Raspberry PI ships as a circuit board with a couple of micro processors on it, some hard wired slots and some Input/Output and you’ve got something to cry about if you ever dropped it.
Went to Thingiverse and downloaded this, made by Daniel Amesberger and modded the cover to include a logo.
The next thing to do is actually plug the thing in and get programming!
I’m planning an extra special 3D class in April. Helping me out will be Mr. Ray of computer center fame. We are teaming up to bring you the best class so far. The class covers (as always) the basics of 3D design software, Makerbot buttons and maintenance, and the tips for a perfect print. What is extra special is that we will be focussing on building a customized Lego block!
More news soon!
All these folks walked away from our workshop with their very own, self designed 3D object, printed on a Makerbot!