The most brilliant minds come up with their revolutionary ideas in the oddest of places. If you belong to the league of geniuses who have their Eureka moment on trains, in public restrooms, and during a dinner date, then chances are that you carry around a notebook to jot down your thoughts as soon as they pop into your head. What if we told you that now you can go one step ahead and can actually print out your designs in 3D? The ONO Smartphone 3D Printer allows you to do just that. Simply plug in your phone into this lightweight printer and pour some resin. While you finish your meal, this mind-blowing device will print out a 3D replica of your design. Sounds like a dream come true!
This incredibly cheap 3D printer from ONO uses the light from your phone to cure the liquid resin into a solid object. All you need to do is install the ONO app on your smartphone. This will allow you to design your models and interface with the printer, to quickly generate 3D versions of your designs. You can save the designs for later on your phone or can even upload them to the cloud, now all your efforts won’t be lost if you spill milk all over your notebook!
Another cool feature of this app is that you can send social 3D messages to friends, which they can only decode by printing them out. However, we would still recommend sticking with chocolates and roses for your better half, they might not appreciate a 3D replica of your primary school as a present!
The magic potion, in this case, is ONO’s patented resin that hardens under your phone’s white light. They have a wide range of resins for different uses and the unused resin from one print can be utilized for the next print, a great way to combat wastage! The 3D design that you create on your phone is broken down by the software into sliced black and white images, and the white light of these images treats the resin to create the final product, layer by layer. Even though the technology is groundbreaking, this smartphone 3D printer is super cheap and is priced at, hold your breath, only 99 dollars! Woohoo! Now you know what to ask for your birthday.
Although this printer is still not available for shipping, we would recommend keeping an eye on the ONO website to make sure you get your hands on one before they are sold out. The possibilities are endless with this super cheap 3D printer; you can build any design, provided it fits on your phone’s screen. What is more, as the image quality of the phone improves, so will the resolution of the 3D models. Depending on the complexity of the design, the printing could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, but what is awesome is that you can print your models on the go, no need to run to your lab every time you need a print. Bear in mind that this smartphone 3D printer could be extremely addictive, so make sure that you do not end up filling your house with 3D prints of all your doodles. – For more 3D printing innovations click here.