Oct 1, 2015

3D Printed Solar House or Hyped-up RV Trailer?

So, I've been seeing a lot of articles in the 3DPI blogosphere about this new amazing 3d printed solar micro-house developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their AMIE project.





Now, what is exactly new here? All the technology is well known for decades and used extensively both by hobbyists, campers, RVers, off grid hippies and big companies ...

Did they just spend tons of tax payers money to create an RV trailer with some solar panels on it and battery powered golf cart? Maybe I just don't understand science ...

Sure, there is some nice futuristic design and a BIG 3d printer (cool toys) but is this really worth it?

























Solar panels on RV trailers? Its nothing new ...





Update:

I was not aware of this fact but it looks that this is the largest polymer 3d printed structure in the world. When you exclude cement paste 3d printed buildings (which are controversial) than this could truly be world's biggest 3d printed building or mobile house.