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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: 3D printed violins, biometric wallets, and more

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Insoles, rocket engines, circuit boards — you name it and there s undoubtedly somebody out there that s figured out a way to print it.

In all fairness, it probably can t match the warm acoustic tones of a wooden Stradivarius, but what the 3DVarius lacks in acoustic sound quality, it makes up for with more user-friendly features and broader functionality.

Like many of the more affordable printers that have surfaced in the past couple years, 101Hero is a delta-style 3D printer, meaning it uses three vertically moving parallel motors to change the position of the filament extruder.

This configuration allows the machine to make accurate prints without any high-precision rails, linear bearings, or other crazy-expensive CNC components you d find in cartesian-style printers.

As if that wasn t awesome enough, it s also got a passively cooled extruder tip which is unheard of , and a removable build plate that makes it less of a hassle to retrieve your finished prints.

If you leave your wallet behind in a public place, whats to stop a thief from swiping your money and ditching the wallet?

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