The latest work in the world of 3D printing is the Rabbit Proto, an attachment for 3D printers that prints circuitry at the same time an object is being printed, making it possible to print electronic prototypes that are functional.
The Rabbit Proto is the brainchild of Stanford University graduate students, and was designed to fit on multiple different RepRap printers, though it will also be sold as part of a full printer assembly. The attachment is a syringe, which you can see in action in the video below.
Those behind the project made the source code, as well as the example designs and documentation, open source and available on GitHub. At the moment, the Rabbit Proto is available for pre-order, but if all goes as planned the attachment will begin shipping this summer.
The Pure Rabbit includes a syringe extruder for 3D printing conductive ink, and is priced at $350. The Super Rabbit, meanwhile, includes a filament extruder and syringe extruder and is priced at $450. The full Rabbit 3D Printer will run interested parties $2,499, and is an all-in-one solution including the Super Rabbit Extruder.
SOURCE: Rabbit Proto