Pieter Scholtz and Gerhard de Clercq explain why and how they are making rapid prototyping mobile for Africa
Rapid prototyping and 3D printing are taking off for those who can afford it in Europe and the US, but unfortunately that doesn’t include many people in Africa. So what are students to do?
“Do it ourselves” was the position we took at Menlopark High School in Pretoria, South Africa. To make the most of the limited resources available in our country we built our own 3D printer and our own mobile phone app to try and cut out the middle man – expensive computers.