A high speed printer that could make circuit boards in minutes has won the Dyson engineering award.
The laptop-sized Voltera V-One uses different inks to turn circuit board designs into working prototypes.
It won the prize because of its great possibility of speeding up the hardware design process.
Alroy Ameida, Jesus Zozaya, Katarina Ilic and James Pickard, in the University of Waterloo win cash to 000 GBP30, help them end making the Voltera V-One.
James Dyson said they were “impressive” and seemed set to generate prototyping “simpler and much more accessible”.
Mr Almeida said: “When we first began the company, we talked to a lot of specialists who told us we were too ambitious and that it was hopeless to generate a tool that may effectively prototype circuits.”
The Voltera functions by laying down different kinds of inks – one running and one insulating – to form a two-layer circuit board.
So individual elements can be added to immediately make working hardware it may also dispense solder on to the board.