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Printing Solar Panels in the Backyard

Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory -- although they see it more as the "microbrewery" of panel production rather than a tool for everyone's garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they'll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.


Via jean lievens, Harish Rajpal, Annie Theunissen, it is 3D
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Brittney's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:53 AM

Amazing, this is why the future looks so bright!

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3D Printing Robot Produces Chairs And Tables From Recycled Waste

3D Printing Robot Produces Chairs And Tables From Recycled Waste | 3D Printing and Fabbing | Scoop.it

Two years ago, a Dutch student named Dirk Vander Kooij was designing furniture and preparing for his graduation project when he was inspired by an old 3D printer. So he got his hands on an industrial robot from a Chinese production line and reprogrammed it into a 3D printer to print furniture using recycled materials from old refrigerators."


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Mercor's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:49 AM

Rescooped by ManufacturingStories from 3D PRINTING DEVELOPMENTS onto 3D Printing in Manufacturing Today

Jake Sieben's curator insight, March 22, 2013 6:00 AM

This article shows how 3D printing can be used to make practical things, such as chairs, out of recycled materials.

Chandan Gupta's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:42 PM

The thing is why just not getting more than it. More and more things could be produced by it.