Pocket construction


Just when I thought I had seen it all, technology and innovation have gone and blown my mind AGAIN.

I recently published a post about how toy manufacturer Mattel is making efforts to bring 3D printing to the fingertips of the general consumer. Well, the concept of accessible 3D printing has just been taken to an entirely new level – and I don’t know if I can contain my excitement.

San Francisco-based tech company OLO 3D Inc. has recently begun crowdfunding through Kickstarter to raise funds for OLO 3D – the “first ever Smartphone 3D printer”. Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin.


OLO 3D is a portable 3D printer that works in conjunction with smartphones of almost any size or brand, using the light from its screen to print 3D objects. You really can’t make this stuff up.

The key to its success is the daylight photo-polymer resin it uses to create the objects, which hardens when it comes into contact with the light captured inside of OLO’s “build” chamber. The best thing about it all? OLO 3D costs a measly $99. This, my friends, is truly a game changer.

Creativity and ingenuity are limitless with this little device, and I can’t wait to see how it all pans out.

Happy designing.

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