Phelma student duo develops innovative 3D display
Categorie(s) : Industry, News, Research
Published : 2 February 2015
Pierre Schefler and Mathieu Bertrand, both in their third year at Grenoble Institute of Technology’s Phelma Engineering School, have developed a cube-shaped 3D display as part of a class project. The cube, named “Cubicle,” boasts ten control buttons and 729 LEDs that can represent forms in space, and, because the points of light are visible to the naked eye, the images can be displayed in 3D.
The Cubicle prototype was presented at a crystallography trade event in Montreal this summer and here in Grenoble during the 2014 National Science Week. Feedback from crystallography professionals has been very encouraging so far, and a few dozen have expressed interest in purchasing the product. The student duo has plans for a small initial production run in 2015 to fill these orders. Schefler has also obtained student entrepreneur status, which will give him the flexibility he needs in his course schedule to continue to develop the product.