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$99 OLO gadget turns your smartphone into a 3D Printer, raises over $1 million on Kickstarter – Liliputing

by • March 27, 2016 • No Comments

The developers of the OLO 3D Printer wanted to raise $80,000 through a crowfunding campaign for their $99 gadget that turns your phone into a 3D Printer.
A few days after the project hit Kickstarter, it had raised of $1.3 million.
It is not complex to see why: this is most likely the cheapest 3D printing device money can buy, in fact if it’s for a product that does not in fact exist yet and that won’t ship until this fall at the soonest.
But it’s a rather quirky device that just works if you are caning to set aside your phone for a few hours while your objects are being printed.
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So here’s the pitch. OLO is a tiny box that you set on top of your phone. Just fire up an app on your phone, select the item you want to print, place the OLO on top of your phone, and pour in the resin. So the light of your phone can complexen the resin into the appropriate shape. When the system is finished, you rinse your item under warm water to finish the system.
You can select of a library of images or turn it into your own via 3D capture or create software.
The OLO runs on four AA batteries, works with Android, iOS, and Windows phones and supports several various types of resins, all of that should be on the market for $15 per bottle after the crowdfunding campaign ends.
Perhaps the sizeablest down sides? You won’t be able-bodied to print sizeable items in such a tiny box, and it’ll take a long time to print in fact relatively tiny objects. According to the OLO Kickstarter page, you can print a 1 inch object via an iPhone 6 in of 2 hours, or a 1cm (0.4 inch) object in of 46 minutes. During that time, your phone can be rather much out of action.
Whilst the printing device itself is battery-powered, you will require to plug in your phone while printing, that makes sense since you will require to leave the display shining brightly for an extended period of time.
The developers say precision of your printed objects can in addition alter depending on the screen resolution and contrast of your smartphone.

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