Communicator from Star Trek: Discovery #3DPrinting #3DThursday

from Communicator from Star Trek: Discovery #3DPrinting #3DThursday
by Jessie Mae

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The communicator is a device used for voice communication in the Star Trek Universe – mooslug shared this 3D printed version on Thingiverse!

I really love the design of the communicator prop from Star Trek: Discovery. It’s a sleek, cool original design that incorporates cues from the TOS and TWOK communicators to ground it in the lore of the show. It just screams Trek as soon as you see it.

A behind-the-scenes props video from September 2017 gave us a fantastic look at the innards of a hero communicator. It’s really very elegant in its simplicity — the communicator is essentially an elaborate CNC machined aluminum housing for a 7th generation iPod Nano. The only working feature in the metal itself is the lid spring mechanism.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

Original article: Communicator from Star Trek: Discovery #3DPrinting #3DThursday