Voltera V-first, innovative machine that can print circuit board prototype in a matter of minutes, was declared the winner of the International Prize James Dyson 2015

Four engineering students behind the device, from the University of Waterloo in Canada, who scooped £ 30,000 (about $ 45,000, AU $ 65,000) for the further development of the invention.

They can add that into the pot $ 502,000 (around £ 330,000, AU $ 710,000) worth funding through a campaign Kickstarter, which is by far and away exceeded the project at $ 70,000 (about £ 45,000, AU $ 100,000) The purpose .

Voltera In one of the same size as a laptop, and is described as similar in many ways to traditional desktop 3D-printer. V-One uses conductive and insulating inks to quickly create a two-layer printed circuit board, and are also capable of dispensing solder to attach the individual components to the board.

This means that engineers and inventors can quickly produce PCB, going from design to prototype file minutes, much easier than the process of sending said projects off to the side of the plant to print.

critical moment

Jesus Zozaya, a co- founder of the project, commented: “We are at a critical point with Voltera Our parts are currently produced and we are going to start a new wave of testing in our laboratory £ 30000 we were awarded as the winners of the James Dyson .. award will help us to increase production and improve the testing. “

Delivery of the first batch in the V-One should start about now, though the second party has slipped from its target date of January 2016 Due to issues of nutrition chain. There’s no exact date for the two parties, however, according to the latest update on the page Kickstarter, though hopefully it will be in early 2016

Via: BBC

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