Japanese researchers make a discovery that brings us closer to 3D printed electronics: conductive microprinting.
Near field communication (NFC) is a new way to wirelessly transmit data over very short distances (a couple centimeters), and now the technology has been merged with 3D printing.
Having only a year to work on it so far, French sculptor Gael Langevin already has the upper half of an open-source robot operating and on Thingiverse.
While there are plenty of fun and silly things on Thingiverse, there are pages and pages of practical tools and gadgets, including printable robotic arms.
Hot off the press, and this is no reference to temperature. carbomorph, which is a conductive plastic thta can be 3D printed..
3D printing is one of the “prominent technology trends expected to influence the consumer electronics industry in the years ahead,” according to the 2013 edition of “Five Technology Trends to Watch” report by the CEA.
John Mabry aimed to create headphones that could be assembled without tools, and there he succeeded so he put the “13:30” Headphones CAD files on Thingiverse.
Another great 3D printing project has popped up on Kickstarter. This time it’s the RA 3D printer controller board for as low as $149.