I saw the excellent “Uncanny Eyes” project on the Adafruit website a while ago and came up with the idea to add these eyes to my 2nd Generation Echo Dot Alexa device.
This ‘eye module’ simply sits right on top of – and doesn’t require any modifications to – the Echo Dot.
The main parts of the project are printed in white PLA, but the plexiglass light ring was cut using a CNC machine. You may be able to make the ring using a scroll saw or laser cutter to cut the plexiglass, or possibly you may be able to print the ring in clear plastic.
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!