Morse-Vail Telegraph Key #3Dprinting #3DThursday

from Morse-Vail Telegraph Key #3Dprinting #3DThursday
by Jessie Mae

Morse Vail Telegraph Key by OldManJohnson Thingiverse

OldManJohnson shared this project on Thingiverse!

Alfred Vail made this key in 1844, believed to be from the first Baltimore-Washington telegraph line, as an improvement on Samuel Morse’s original transmitter.

My model is based on a 3D scan of the original key from the Smithsonian 3D Digitization web site. It can be seen and downloaded here :

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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: Morse-Vail Telegraph Key #3Dprinting #3DThursday