Partnership with Adafruit

You may have noticed that we’ve been getting in more and more Adafruit products over the past few weeks. We’d like to take this opportunity to announce that we are now officially an Australian distributor for Adafruit products.

You might be asking – “you’re a 3D printer shop – why sell general electronics products?” – and that’s a fair question. We feel Adafruit are a key exemplar of the “maker” mentality, and that their products represent this. Basically, we feel that a lot of their stuff goes hand-in-hand with 3D printing, and we want to make those products easily available within Australia.

A good example are the different WS2812 RGB LED products Adafruit produce – or “Neopixels”. These LEDs are easy to setup and control, fun to work with – and easy to embed in anything you can print. They sparkle, shimmer, fade, pulse – whatever you want, in any colour you want. And besides – everything’s better with LEDs! Here’s an awesome example:

Neopixel-Based 3D Printed Arc Reactor
3D Printed Arc Reactor using Adafruit Neopixels. Source Files on Thingiverse.

​If you have a suggestion for an Adafruit product you think we should stock – let us know! Printed something cool that uses an Adafruit product? Post a comment, we’d love to see it!

 

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