Solar transforms desert sand into art: glass bowls and sculptures with a 3D printer
If we collect the sun’s rays we have a way through which we can freely power electronic devices. Nothing new so far. Sill, a student discovered a extraordinary use of the sun’s energy. Markus Kayser claims he can use the sun to develop a super-printer that can build glassware.
The student discovered this while working at his graduate project for which he worked in the the Sahara in Egypt. It was there where his ingenious idea, ‘Solar Sinter’, caught life. This is an object designed to transform the sand into unbelievably beautiful glass bowls and sculptures uing only sun rays.
The new invention is working with the help of : a photovoltaic panel, the focal point for drawing the sun’s rays, a sun tracker, fresnel lens (for magnifying the rays), a battery, controlling electronics, and lst but not least, a silver tent dubbed the “office”, a place that Kayser can use to protect himself from the hot sun and, at the same time, monitor the whole process. Taking the mini-station in a deserted location the student uses only natural free power.
This new Solar Sinter’ is capable of conceiving any form starting from bowls, sculptures and and, why not, furniture. This machinery can also transform a desert into a a high-tech production facility for high-end design.
The interior of the new solar based 3D printer the sands from the desert substitutes traditional resin in the production process. The sands are disintegrated ad transformed into different shapes using the 3D printer. The whole procedure process is as wonderful as the objects themselves, delightfully glittering and turning as the sands melt together, recalling footage of the birth of stars in space.
Keyser devotes himself to develop strategies that search for ways to confirm that there is a probability that with the help desert sands we can discover an endless supply of a pure solar power. His former program, Sun Cutter, also involved the sun’s rays, but this time he utilized them to make gently cut the wood, an object similar to a fine laser.
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