Nexus rapid prototyper

Victoria University (3rd year)

This project involved 9 third year industrial design students with a time frame of 3 weeks. We had to design and produce a rapid prototyper in this time whilst investigating different uses or possibilites for this new technology. Gelatine was used as the material rather the usual resin or plastics. Gelatine is cost effective, sustainable and reduces the need for non environmentally sound materials. The gelatine was also blown into layers of bubbles to create he form which also reduces material usage. Nexus is a fully working rapid prototyper constructed mainly out of Lego blocks. This would enable many more people within our society to recreate a 3d printer of their own which would also enable them to experiment with this new way of printing form through bubbles.