New 3D Printer Costs $99 and Uses Your Smartphone

Photo courtesy of olo3d.net

Photo courtesy of olo3d.net

If you’ve spent the last few years holding out for a 3D printer that costs under a hundred bucks, then we’ve got good news for you: The printer you’re waiting for is finally here, and it goes by the name of OLO. The device, which first popped up at last year’s Maker Faire in New York, has finally found its way onto Kickstarter — where, according to kicktraq.com/, 16,180 backers pledged $2,321,811 to make 2902% of their original goal of $80,000.

 

3D printers are far more common today than a few years ago, but chances are you still don’t have one in your house. OLO is on a mission to change that. Founders Filippo Moroni and Pietro Gabriele believe 3D printers should be available for everyone, so they designed one that’s powered by your smartphone, according to inhabitat.com/.
This device is compact and light weight; the entire printer weighs just under 2 pounds, according to anonhq.com/, and is 7.6 x 12.7 x 5 cm, according to 3dprintingcreative.it. This is achieved due to the fact the major hardware of the application is actually your smartphone.