July 22, 2011

Industrial designer Markus Kayser designed and built two devices that operate by harnessing the sun's power and recently tested them in the Egyptian desert.

The first is a Sun Cutter, which utilizes a large ball lens to focus the sun's rays onto a surface moved by a cam-guided system.  As the surface moves under the magnified light, the light is able to cut 2D components like a laser.

The second device is a Solar Sinter, which melts sand to create 3D objects in glass using the sun's rays instead of a laser and sand instead of resins.

Brilliant stuff!

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