3DPrint.com: Danish Dynamos: Students Make 3D Printed, Manually Powered Lights

“We’ve reported on many student 3D printed projects, from engineering to architecture, and many in the area of design. Teachers and professors have reported that students are apt to become so excited about 3D printing that they become obsessed with the technology, wanting to 3D print everything, even when it’s not truly cost-effective or necessary—it’s just become so fascinating that they jump at every opportunity to 3D print something–anything. In Ali Gürcan Özkil’s class however, students are expected to center their designs around items that can only be produced through 3D printing, and they’ve come up with several variations on the 3D printed dynamo.

We were able to take a look at some of the designs that have been produced in the class recently, from one that functions as a hand-cranked flashlight, to a dynamo light-gun, to the streamlined ErgoNamo, showing off some of Denmark’s famed style in ergonomics.

Using Creo Parametric and ABS for the 3D printed parts, they also constructed the piece with electronic components for making a joule thief, and a rectifier.”

Read the full article here.

Ed – listen to Ali Gürcan Özkil explain today’s process of 3D printing a model from Creo to his design classes.