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New tendencies: turn a smartphone in a 3D printer

The World Maker Faire is a great event to find out new emerging Do It Yourself technologies. 

Last October, OLO was announced in New York: OLO is a new 3D printer for smartphones. OLO hardens the photosensitive resin inside OLO's build chamber to print the 3D model, using the light released by the flat screen of the smartphone. 

The idea is born by two Italians, Filippo Moroni e Pietro Gabriele, reaching more than 2mln of funding to date.

When the DIY is a reason for living

Ivan Owen created the first community for 3D printed hands: “e-NABLE -Enabling the future”. 

This all started in 2011 when he posted a short video on Youtube on his metal functional puppet hand. This led to an email from a carpenter, Richard, hailing from South Africa, creating the first collaboration via skype and email to produce various prototypes and designs of hands.

Meet DiDIY at the ICT2015

The ICT2015- Innovate, Connect, Transform is a big event organised by the European Commission, together with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. The purpose is to bring together over 4500 ICT enthusiasts in different working areas, which include research, politics, industry, start-ups, investors, academia.