Tagged: Printer

$99 OLO transforms any smartphone into a 3D printer

olo smartphone 3D printer

According to statistics, about 80 percent of adults use smartphones yet, the remarkable gadget is devoid of an awesome technology. Not anymore! Unveiled at Maker Faire in New York, OLO by Solido3D is first device that transforms any smartphone under the sky into a functional 3D printer. Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows phones, OLO visions to make 3D printing easy, quick and tremendously affordable. OLO is expected to be available for purchase at only $99 post Kickstarter campaign for the device is launched. Read More…

Bricasso – A printer made from Legos that prints Lego mosaic art!

Bricasso Lego Mosaic Printer by Jason Allemann

Gosh, we can’t get enough of Legos simply because creative geeks give us all the reasons to love Lego creations. This one by Jason Allemann is right out of the extraordinary category and you’ll know why I’m saying so. Lego Mosaic Printer dubbed as Bricasso is made completely out of Lego Bricks and what does it do? Print out the usual documents or photos? No sir, it prints out Lego bricks on a Lego base plate from images that it scans!
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Prynt case turns your smartphone into a Polaroid camera

Prynt smartphone case

Want to turn your smartphone into a cool Polaroid camera that prints instant pictures of precious moments with your friends? Then you got to have a look at the Prynt case that morphs your smartphone into a color printing camera. This cool accessory for your Android or iOS smartphone plugs-in directly to the smartphone and then gives you the option to print any picture that you want instantly, just like a Polaroid camera. In a way you can call your smartphone a Polaroid camera which can print cool colored photographs instantly. Perhaps, the best thing that a selfie enthusiast would want.
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Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that brings printed documents to your desk

Fuji Xerox robotic printer

Wireless printers have made our office life so simple and cord free. Yet, there’s a grievance – one has to move up to the stationary printer to fetch papers he/she has just printed. Now, in order to make life even easier, Fuji Xerox has come up with a robotic printer which can move around the office to bring documents to the person who ordered the printout. The printer features LIDAR sensors onboard which allow it to avoid obstacles, and easily locate the desk that just ordered for a print. Read More…

Lightweight Epson PX-S05 mobile printer fits inside your bag

Epson PX-S05 mobile printer

Epson has announced the world’s smallest and lightest A4 paper-sized mobile inkjet printer that is very portable to carry anywhere. Epson PX-S05 printer is small enough to fit inside a carry bag, and is capable of printing out 50 colored pages and 100 pages in black & white at the maximum resolution of 5760 x 1440 DPI. The printer has a print speed of 4.0 IPM (Images Per Minute) in color and 7.0 ipm in black and white. The printer measures just 309 x 154 x 61mm and weighs 1.6 kg in total.


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Kaala-Soot printer uses polluting carbon particles as printing ink

Kaala soot printer by Anirudh Sharma

There is so much pollution around in cities that it is slowly but surely affecting our health. So what can be done to eliminate soot (impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons) and reduce pollution in the air? Make some productive use of this pollution. Anirudh Sharma who works at the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology advised by Prof. Pattie Maes has made a printer contraption that runs on soot from pollution.
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Interview: Robert Macauley, mind behind LifePrint printer for mobile devices

LifePrint photo printer for mobile devices

Robert Macauley with a photo printed by LifePrint

How about printing photos from your smartphone instantly, as and when you click them? The ability to get a quality photo print of your most cherished memory captured in the frame of time? Well, if all goes well for LifePrint WiFi photo printer for Android/iPhone & Instagram on Kickstarter, then this fact could be a normal happening for users worldwide. The ability of LifePrint to connect via Bluetooth extends the possibilities even further as it prints photos to your friend’s LifePrint printer anywhere in the world. All you have to do is send photos directly to LifePrint printer and it is all done.
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Seventh grader contrives the ‘Braigo’, a Braille printer made of Lego bricks

Braigo Braille printer made of Lego

Innovation does come in various shapes and forms. And, this time around, it is embodied as a Lego contrivance. Californian seventh grader Shubham Banerjee has created what might be the answer to those slews of high cost Braille printers. The twelve year old inventor has ingeniously devised the ‘Braigo’, a bantam Braille printer made entirely out of Lego bricks. Utilizing a $350 Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit and a few assorted hardware items from Home Depot, the end result is a nifty device that goes beyond its science fair project label.

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Scientists demonstrate water as an effective substitute to printer ink

Water-jet rewriteable paper

It is understandable that some of us like to read our stuff on printed material. But does that justify the wastage of paper, especially when it concerns those neatly laid out one-time emails or insignificant office notifications? In the present era, where cutting costs and ecological impacts stand out as crucial issues, statistics reveal some startlingly ‘lazy’, uninspiring figures. Around 40 percent of all office printed papers are just used for a single time! In fact, according to EPA’s estimation, USA generated over a whopping 70 million tons of paper related waste in 2011 alone. But as it turns out, everything is not so bleak in the long run; some Chinese researchers have potentially found a solution to this high cost predicament of printing ink. As a result, they have devised a set-up that remarkably utilizes water instead of conventional printing ink.

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Cocodori printer can directly print specific sections of a screen page

Cocodori printer

Printing just the cat with its whimsical hat and perturbed face has always been a hassle for the enthusiasts. How so? Well, in the current stage, printing from computer gives us either of two options – to print the web page entirely at once or revert to ‘print screening’ and then snipping and snapping the preferred section in an image viewer. Well, leave it to the Japanese to come up with something unique and usable at the same time. Office supplying company King Jim has ingeniously created a bantam sized printer which is adorably called the Cocodori printer. The pint-sized contraption has the ability to directly print the snippets and other specific sections of a page on our computer screen.

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