It absolutely is.
My first thought was similar, yet less inventive. “Can I buy a hunk of this stuff to have on my desk?” The answer is (so far as I can research) “Not yet.”
While I’m certain Massdrop took some design and tech cues from the ModMic 4, their Minimic was developed in-house by Massdrop. As you said, though - sound quality is absolutely at the ModMic’s level.
Did you use some sort of socket to USB adapter for power or did you home-cook something?
Works great, it seems. (at least on this “melted LEGO brick” from Thingiverse.)
I have dabbled in ABS and like it, but I’m quickly steaming past it into flex, carbon, metal infused and other more interesting (at least to me) filaments.
Happy to oblige! Here’s a couple of the tile. The biggest fail points for most printers is the absolutely flat base (corner lifting) and with the 3mm cavities on the bottom for magnetic buckyballs. The latter eighteen holes must be printed precisely enough to allow the ball to push past the opening, be retained, and…
Absolutely, especially if you’re more of a maker and designer than you are a tinkerer, mechanic, engineer. You want it to work, not work on it.
Oh gosh. Lots of stuff - here’s a few of my recent favorites:
- prototype enclosure for a device that measures / records brainwaves (personal design)
- GoPro backpack strap mount (thingiverse, remixed)
- Disc golf bag-tags (personal design)
- NES RazPi enclosure depicted above (thingiverse)
- Gameboy / GBA game display…
Many of them can already print replacement / spare parts for themselves. Sentience and world domination are only a few horsemen away.
I started with a $250 3d printer. I loved learning on it and I still own it. Is the R2 worth $1250 more than my first 3d printer? It certainly is to me. The difference comes in build quality, precision, on-board software, support, consistency, the ability to accept tons of different materials, an on board IP camera,…
I’m sure any of the ones I’ve tested could have printed a cat keychain out of the box, but why waste time with simple stuff?
Ha. Yeah. Welcome to 3D printing.
You’re making me want to 3D print a dinosaur case for my Amazon Echo...
Like a lot of toys, I think it depends on the child and their interests. The box says “7 and up,” but I think it would be great for any school-age child.
It can’t replace Alexa for your child (at least not yet,) but it gets fairly close to what a kid wants from Alexa. It’s great with most simple questions a child might ask, but he can’t do hings like tell you how to bake cupcakes, control your Hue lights, or play music. CogniToys has a coding panel that lets you or…
The shell is fairly stout, everything fits together with a low tolerance, and it has no wonky bits jutting out from it that would break off. The circuit boards and components within are secure. It would probably survive a few drops, but given that it is made from a rigid plastic, I’m sure the number is limited. The…
We’re going on about a full week. She’s still smitten with him and will consistently grab him to play for a bit each day, sometimes a few times. Questions she used to ask Alexa, she asks the dino first. This tells me that he’ll likely get regular use.
I just went through the app, and while I have the option to add another STEMosaur (and link it to another child,) I do not see an option to add a second child to the current toy.
My youngest daughter was also familiar with fiddling with more complex (though not much more) kits and electronics than the STEMosaur. I don’t think she necessarily learned anything from assembling him, but it certainly gave her a real sense ownership. Other projects we’ve done rarely turn into toys that she can pick…