Flipper Flapper #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from Flipper Flapper #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Ben


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Many college students receive over one hundred push notifications per day. With a constant barrage of notifications flooding the screens of our computers and smartphones, it has become increasingly difficult to cultivate a work environment conducive to productivity.

Working at a desk cluttered with various electronics and papers is a challenge on its own, so we set out to reduce the interruptions from smartphone, tablet, and desktop notifications by consolidating the information and delivering it in an attractive, unobtrusive way.

The FlipperFlapper, a retro, flip clock inspired desktop notification center, combines practical functionality with elegant, exposed mechanical design.

On the technical end, continuous-rotation SG90 servos work in tandem with limit switches to create a closed feedback-control loop, allowing software on the internet-connected ESP32 microcontroller to flip the flaps to the appropriate location upon receipt of a notification.

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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: Flipper Flapper #3DThursday #3DPrinting