After launching earlier this month on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $80,000 over the next 30 days the very unique OLO smartphone 3D printer, which uses the processing power of your smartphone to print 3D objects, has now raised over $1.2 million thanks to over 8700 backers.
The campaign still has 23 days remaining to run and the tiny smartphone 3D printer, which is the very first of its kind is now available to purchase priced at just $99 and supports a number of different smartphone devices from both Android and iOS platforms.
Watch the promotional video below to learn more about this very innovative smartphone 3D printer which has been created by OLO 3D and has been designed to provide an easy and portable multilateral printer that can be used both by new users and professionals alike. Its creators explain a little more about its inspiration, design and functionality :
OLO’s technology is simple – yet brilliant – because half of its hardware is already in your pocket, making it easy for anyone to print in 3D. And because there are more than 2.2 billion smartphone users, OLO is not just a device, it’s not just a 3D printer: it’s a game changer.
We have been hard at work for 2 years perfecting the case, reinventing mechanics, reengineering micro-chips, and discovering a completely new line of materials called Daylight Resins. The final result is a beautiful and portable design that is easy to use at a fraction of the cost of any other 3D printer on the market.
Simple and affordable, OLO uses the light from your smartphone’s screen to print 3D objects. You can take OLO anywhere. Truly compact and light, it fits in any bag or backpack. You can even bring OLO with you while traveling; including onboard a flight! OLO works with smartphones of almost any size or brand. Even large 5.5 inch displays such as iPhone 6S+ or Galaxy A7. Regardless of brand or size, OLO can turn your phone into a 3D printer!
For more information on the new OLO the smartphone 3D Printer jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from just $99.