DIY: Make a 3D Printer To Create Real Objects in 3D

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Do you want to create real objects in 3D? Here is a high-speed 3D printer design to make this possible.

The real world around exists in three dimensions, and we also see the world in 3D. Personalization is becoming more and more important in our lives. Imagine customized phone cases, customized rings, customized toys, puzzles, home decor and many more things designed exactly as per your taste. You can take a high-accuracy 3D image of the ring finger and design a ring that fits perfectly, and then use a 3D printer at a nearby store or at home to make the ring.

TI offers a 3D printer reference design that realises these possibilities. It is built around TI’ DLP 3D Structured Light Software Development Kit (SDK) and enables developers to build best-in-class resolution 3D objects. The design uses stereo-lithography technique popular in high accuracy and high-speed 3D printing.


This TI Design features the DLP LightCrafter 4500 evaluation module (EVM), featuring the DLP 0.45” WXGA chipset, to accurately expose object layers. The system also uses TI’s low power MSP430 embedded processor to synchronize layer exposure with motor control for precise incremental 3D builds.


  • Integrated motor drive routine
  • Adaptive GUI for customizing layer sequences
  • Modular system design to port to other DLP chipset

Click here for the reference design.


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