OLO 3D Printer costs US$ 99, Uses Your Smartphone
With the 3D printing revolution taking the world by storm, a 3D printer has usually been a complicated piece of hardware costing thousands of dollars. But, with this new Kickstarted campaign, OLO 3D printer, which has gained almost a million dollars in funding is possibly the best example of a portable 3D printer.
Using the light from your smartphone as a curing agent for its many resins, the OLO works with nearly any brand, and they promise this translates to the bigger displays as well, such as those found on the iPhone 6S Plus or Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s also compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows. Consisting of a mere seven components and one engine, your smartphone is going to do most of the work for the OLO once you download an app that allows for files to be uploaded, managed online, and then sent for printing. The easy interface is also what makes this ‘first social printer’ on the market as users can share everything, and even send 3D prints as gifts.