Hardware Battlefield 2015
Constructing circuit boards is enjoyable however troublesome. When you might do it at house with a some etchant and a few clear plastic, Voltera hopes to make the whole course of a lot simpler with their V-One circuit printer.
The creators, James Pickard, Jesus Zozaya, and Alroy Almeida all studied Mechatronics Engineering on the College of Waterloo and acquired collectively to unravel the issue of speedy prototyping.
“This eliminates the frustrations all hardware builders have confronted with conventional fabrication processes and may minimize improvement time from months to days,” stated Almeida.
“At earlier jobs, we didn’t have the time or finances to attend two weeks for circuit boards to be manufactured and shipped to us. As hobbyists, we couldn’t afford the excessive arrange charges charged by fabrication facilities. We obtained the thought for a circuit board printer across the similar time that 3D printers have been beginning to revolutionize the mechanical prototyping area, and needed to create one thing comparable for electronics prototyping,” he stated.
The corporate shall be assembling the printers in North America and they’re at present working with potential clients to evaluate precisely what they want in house PCB printing. They’re aiming at promoting the product to universities, maker areas, and hardware begin-ups.
“The Voltera V-One goes past printing single layer circuits on paper. We’re the primary to have the ability to print two layer circuits onto FR4 (the business normal substrate) with a product of this measurement and price. Nevertheless it doesn’t cease there… the printer can also be cable of allotting solder paste and baking the board to connect all of the small elements,” stated Almeida.
The corporate launched on our stage at Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas and can start delivery subsequent yr. Now all we now have to do is study what a transistor does.