overwraith Posted October 21, 2015 Share Posted October 21, 2015 So I just found something really really cool today! http://www.voxel8.co/printer/ I actually thought to myself, it would be really cool to have something were I could make a custom circuit board, except make it 3d. I go to google it, and apparently this already exists, or will eventually. Initial thoughts are I could now make a raspberry pi about the size of an ice cube/jumbo dice, due to the fact that you could literally layer or mesh the electronics, or like the videos, actual robotics/drones which are made of uniform parts fused with both motors, etc and electronics. Now this being said the reason we don't generally layer electronics is so we get some air flow (heat), but could one make a circuit board which took into account surface area and cooling and made modern computers essentially smaller due to the fact that they are layered? Could one make a 3d circuit board, and still have it reasonably heat efficient? I have seen some 3d print things where the objects printed had hollow internal structure, like a bridge superstructure or something. So if one had hollow spaces, or some kind of structure/plan I think manufacturers could take advantage of something similar to this for space compaction. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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