Tech Time - 3D Printing

By Maggie Zeppelin

As proven by the University of Washington, technology is getting more advanced and complex by the day. The University has created 3D printed devices that can connect to Wifi without electronics. Using that technology, they created devices that can tell when new laundry detergent is needed, or when the medication bottle was last opened. The University made the devices by using backscatter. Backscatter is the reflection of particles going straight back from where they came from. They also developed a device that can hold onto the information even if it doesn’t have Wifi. Once connected, it uploads the information to the cloud. The cloud is an online storage area that can store files on multiple devices (ex. laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) and can be accessed from just one account.