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Using Blender to design a 3D printed enclosure

As some of you may have seen on Twitter, I am currently building an artificial nose that uses a bunch of gas sensors and some TinyML magic to smell and recognize all sorts of things.

Of course, I can’t help but share my journey with you all, and this time there is an interesting angle to it: I’m actually building and assembling the real “thing” so there is more to this project than using yet another developer kit and a breadboard! As a matter of fact, I recently did a Twitch live stream where I built the nose-shaped enclosure using Blender.

I am no Blender expert, but that might actually be the reason why you may want to watch the recording below: if I managed to build something like this, you may be inspired to create something similar yourself!

Enjoy, and please let me know in the comments if you have questions or suggestions on how to improve the build.

By Benjamin Cabé

Benjamin is a technology enthusiast with a passion for empowering developers to build innovative solutions. A long-time open source advocate, he co-founded Eclipse IoT in 2011 and is currently working at Microsoft on Azure IoT.

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