Thingiverse Dragon Hack

An Epic Display of Thunder and Flight!

May 20, 2013

We love MakerBot Thingiverse. Thingiverse is a “place for you to share your digital designs with the world,” and what a place it is! There are several innovative and beautiful designs featured, which is why our designers had a difficult time choosing one to remix. Remixing involves re-creating a design and making modifications to create a derivative project.

To help the design team decide, we posted their top three picks on Facebook and asked our community to vote for their favorite by giving it a “Like.” Since the Unihorn creation, everyone at littleBits has been on a fantasy kick. Although the bumper bots and genie bottle have fantastical elements, we were thrilled that the automaton dragon won the Facebook vote.

Inspired by the dragons found in Harry Potter (an office favorite), we decided to give our dragon some wings — sound activated wings. Upon hearing a loud clap of thunder, the flight motion is triggered so the dragon can take off into the night. Make your own Dragon Hack by following these instructions.

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