HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Materials & Assembly
3D Print Your Own Personal Electronics
12/14/2012

A conductive thermoplastic can be used with low-cost, hobbyist 3D printers to produce complete, customized electronic devices, such as this computer game controller.
  (Source: University of Warwick)
A conductive thermoplastic can be used with low-cost, hobbyist 3D printers to produce complete, customized electronic devices, such as this computer game controller.
(Source: University of Warwick)

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>
mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Great article
mrdon   3/20/2013 2:12:23 AM
NO RATINGS
Cadman-LT, That's the cool thing about tech: its based on imagination and projection into the future. No one knows how the innovation will turn on but the creative process and implementation phase of development is definitely worth the risk!

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Great article
mrdon   3/20/2013 2:06:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Cadman-LT, I agree. Although the tool makes it easy to manufacture cool products, the fundamentals, like math, is necessary to ensure the automation will work correctly. The tech being developed today is an extension of the human brain and its thought processes. I'm a firm believer in continual use of mental analytics and re-assure understanding by way of software analysis tech tools.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
tekochip   3/11/2013 12:30:07 PM
NO RATINGS
"they are making it so easy that anyone can do it."

 

That sounds like an benefit rather than a flaw.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Great article
Ann R. Thryft   3/11/2013 12:25:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Cadman, the "Reply" button means "reply to this poster". So adding a function won't change anything. I agree it would be nice if the poster's name you're replying to automatically shows up in your reply post. I think adding it manually just takes a little getting used to.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 12:23:59 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, I think what my fear is that it might get so easy to do that kids might think they don't need the math to do it. Why learn that when the pc does it for me......I can still do math even though we had calculators. Remains to be seen I suppose.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 12:19:28 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, on the other hand....after I thought about it....it would be beneficial to come into the field with experience with any 3D printing and modeling. 

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 12:12:03 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, here is another thought on the subject. I really don't like this one either. It used to be, to do 3D modeling and such you had to study and learn it....and it wasn't exactly easy. I see with all of this 3D printing..they are making it so easy that anyone can do it. There are still needs for 3D modeling outside of this area, I just hope people remember that. It's an iffy thing with me.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 12:06:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Or mabye like RE:Name:Title   Now I KNOW that won't take much coding! lol

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 12:03:45 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, I don't know...it's getting pretty crazy what they can do. I just saw a show where they 3D printed a house!! I think it was the walls, but it was amazing. This has come so far in say the last 3 years or so, I can't imagine 10 years from now.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Great article
Cadman-LT   3/9/2013 11:59:55 AM
NO RATINGS
Ann...I know. Sorry, it was kind of a rant...lol It would make it better though. I doubt it would take that much code either..:) It isn't the fact of writing a name, it is just that it would be tagged. Anyway...:)

<<  <  Page 3/6  >  >>
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Factory floor engineers may soon be able to operate machinery and monitor equipment status simply by tapping their eyeglasses.
GE Aviation not only plans to use 3D printing to mass-produce metal parts for its LEAP jet engine, but it's also developing a separate technology for 3D-printing metal parts used in its other engines.
In this TED presentation, Wayne Cotter, a computer engineer turned standup comic, explains why engineers are natural comedians.
IBM's new SyNAPSE chip makes it possible for computers to both memorize and compute simultaneously.
The “Space Kid,” 11, will be one of the first civilians to have his design manufactured in space by NASA, thanks to the City X Project, which inspires kids to think about new 3D-printed inventions that could be useful for humans living in space.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 22 - 26, MCU Software Development – A Step-by-Step Guide (Using a Real Eval Board)
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service