Exhibitors 2016


windpowerWriter
windpowerWriter

windpowerWriter

The self-supporting system includes a 3d-printed generator (except magnets, copper-wire, and shaft), a super-capacitor for storing energy, and an Arduino inside the propeller-hub for controlling the LEDs. The propeller is 3d-printed semi-transparent PETG. Hub, house, fin, and mast are also 3d-printed. The project is published on makeSEA. Part-list or maybe even a kit will follow. It's a goal that everybody can build his own windpowerWriter. It requires interdisciplinary engineering skills, but I'd like to simplify the making process as much as possible.
Switzerland


windpowerWriter

Christoph Laimer

I was born in Zurich, Switzerland, grew up nearby. After finishing my studies in Electrical Engineering at the ETH in Zurich with the masters degree, I was working as a software developer - initially in semiconductor industries, and later many years in life sciences. Designing and creating innovative software, interacting with customers, and managing a small team of software developers was my big pleasure. I was always taken with mechanical constructions, designed and experimented with model airplanes. When 3d-printing became commonly available, a door for a new type of creativity was opened. I had to open this door, and immediately my focus was attracted by mechanical watches. 3d-printing allows to quickly transform fantasy into physical objects. I stopped my former job in December 2014, in order to find more time for a new adventure as a designer for sophisticated 3d-printed objects. My 3d-printed watch with tourbillon was featured in many magazines, and it was even the winner at the Piemonte Share Festival in May, 2016. I believe, future watches will be highly customizable - not only engraving or ornaments on the case, but the whole watch including the movement. Hardware is software.


  C19 (pav. 7) - Christoph Laimer
 2016

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