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Printed Optics

Interesting research from Disney Research,

explores using 3D printing with custom optical elements for interactive devices.

This embeds sensing, display and illumination features into the body of a device using Light Pipes printed with optically clear material.

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Read more about the project and some potential uses at

or read the research paper Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for interactive Devices at

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