Jul.19, 2012

James Siminoff and his team at the Edison Junior Design Laboratory developed a perfect solution for getting rid of ugly portable phone chargers. POP, aka "Portable Power", is a rechargeable portable battery with retractable cord reels for simultaneously charging multiple devices.

James used Makerbot Thing-O-Matic to make the prototype in ABS plastic; and the final version was 3D printed at Shapeways. This is a great example that how inventors utilize 3D printing to help them make their ideas real and bring the product to the market in very short time. The 3D printed prototypes help them evaluate the performance of design in an early stage and reduce prototyping time from weeks to hours. Today, tens of thousands of people use this technology to design and create items and spare parts. One thing is certain: as the technology will be improved, tomorrow these 3D printers will be used to print all the elements needed in everyday life.

After a period of market test this high capacity, good looking and powerful power supply is finally now on Kickstarter. Back the project here if you find it useful for all your mobile devices.


Source: Shapeways


Posted in 3D Printing Applications



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