In what is believed to be a world first , 15 year old South African students Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Scholtz managed to 3D print a Nokia Lumia 820 case from a Nokia Lumia 920 using a home-built RepRap 3D printer.
The commands are sent via Bluetooth using their own app, which is able to take a 3D model and do the slicing directly on the phone.
The intend is to bring down the cost of 3D printing by reducing the need for a PC or other specialist equipment. The project won a gold medal at the Northern Gauteng Science Expo.
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