We recently wrote a blog article about how 3D printers help in the manufacturing process of PCB boards. The following article demonstrates just one way in which 3D Printing can make PCB programming more efficient while also making it easier to miniaturize components. This is also a great example for how 3D printing can be used for problem-solving in education by teaching students to think outside of the box so they are always looking for ways to improve upon existing procedures. 3D printing is not only a vital tool to those in engineering fields, but can also assist in any discipline requiring precision such as chemistry or architecture. To read more about 3D printing in educational institutions and why it is imperative for students to learn this technology, please visit this link. To follow along with our example of how we used 3D printing to innovate programming, keep reading!
This particular PCB that we are working with contains a motion sensor, (as depicted above) and is commonly found in wearable technology such as smartwatches and fitness monitors.
This motion sensor is one of the tracking mechanisms these wearables employ and is an integral part of the functionality of each device. To use a sensor PCB like this one in a wearable, there will be obvious size restrictions, so engineers and students have to