Wearable Electronics Takes The 3D Printing Route

Dhanisa Mashilfa

There was a time when a cheap 3D printer was just about specific to indicate an dreadful kit of components, normally a so-named “Prusa i3”, which was of program as considerably absent in high-quality from the machines provided by [Josef Průša] himself as it is probable to get. But as Chinese companies such as Creality have brought equipment with some quality and relaibility into the funds place these abominations have largely been crowded out. There are however low cost 3D printers to be located however, and it is a single of these that [3D Printing Professor] has mounted on his wrist (Nitter) for the ultimate in transportable manufacturing.

The Easythreed K7 is a novel acquire on a 3D printer that positions the unit additional as a child’s toy than a desktop production option. It is fairly confined in its capabilities by its small dimensions but by all accounts it is a usable device, and at around $100 USD it’s about the most economical 3D printer for sale on the likes of AliExpress. The wearable mount is in all probability greatest described as a forearm mount relatively than a wrist mount, but has provision for a battery pack and a little roll of filament. And this contraption is claimed to perform, but we possibly would believe ahead of committing to a working day-very long print with it.

This may perhaps be the smallest wearable 3D printer we have proven you so far, but it’s not the very first. That achievement goes to Shenzhen maker [Naomi Wu], who strapped one particular on her back way back again in 2017.

Thanks [J. Peterson] for the suggestion!

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