Complexity in 3D print design can come in two species: a single, highly detailed printed object or a composition of many printed objects. A project that captures the latter approach is Leo Marius’ OpenFlex 3D printed SLR Camera
We’re reading about a group of researchers at Stanford who have concocted new gel-like substance that has some very interesting properties. We think the electrically conductive hydrogel created by Stanford Associate Professors Zhenan Bao and Yi Cui could potentially be used in 3D printers, or perhaps a modification of it. At least it’s worth an experiment or two.
I go on about how 3D printing and Thingiverse (and of course, the users who know their way around 3D tools) are well-aligned to provide things which aren’t just good enough to serve but which are precisely suited to their desired application, but this thing speaks for itself rather boldly. It does what it’s for. More or less exactly.