You probably noticed some changes in your Tinkercad dashboard this week. We changed things up for a couple different reasons:
- Now you can see more designs on one page and it’s much cleaner.
- (More Bigly) You can now see the awesome Circuits designs that you are going to make!
That’s right – Tinkercad now has electronics!
We have integrated some custom circuit components (called Circuit Assemblies) into the Tinkercad editor, so now you can incorporate LEDs, coin-cell batteries, switches and even a vibrating motor into your design. That means when you print it, all you need to do is place the components. We’ve given you a couple different head starts in the editor with the Glow and Move Circuit Assemblies. These assemblies can be found in the drop-down menu within the Tinkercad editor – and even include a Hole shape to cut out of your model. Add them to your project to easily incorporate an LED light or buzzing motor. The Glow and Move components are easy to get, and there are even some Instructables for more info on how to use them.
We’ve also introduced a whole new editor – Tinkercad Circuits! This lab is based on 123D Circuits, and allows you to drag and drop components, code an Arduino and even simulate real electronics virtually. Don’t worry, there are new lessons on our Learn page to help us beginners, so jump in and let us know what you think!