Hasso Plattner Institute’s Protopiper Can Sketch Room Sized Objects at Actual Scale

By: | November 12th, 2015

3D printing is changing the way we do a whole lot of things, including the way we use regular household items.

A team at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design created what they call the “Protopiper,” which enables the user to transform tubes of tape into sturdy 3D structures.

The Protopiper can physically sketch a room-sized object at actual scale because it works like a handheld 3D printer in the form of a unique tape gun.

While some people on the internet seem to be worrying about its practical applications, I see the Protopiper as more of a toy.

You know how much cool stuff you could build with this gadget, just to be able to wreck it and build another one?

Forts, basketball goals, nets, bridges, and mazes are a few things off the top of my head!

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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