“How do you communicate wirelessly with WiFi using only plastic?”

3D printed objects that can connect to WiFi without any electronics


Wed, Feb 21st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Without batteries and electronics, these 3D printed objects by the University of Washington can communicate via WiFi to other smart objects. The objects are made entirely out of plastic.

“Our goal was to create something that just comes out of your 3-D printer at home and can send useful information to other devices,” said co-lead author and UW electrical engineering doctoral student Vikram Iyer. “But the big challenge is how do you communicate wirelessly with WiFi using only plastic? That’s something that no one has been able to do before.”



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