After consistently struggling to locate parts for their various engineering projects, a team of talented students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s computer sciences department came up with an enterprising solution – building their own 3D printer.
The team’s mechanic Bong Rorng proudly stands next to a selection of models produced by their homemade 3D printer – including a purple plastic Eiffel Tower replica and a miniature yellow Angkor Wat Temple – in a classroom at the university.
The 23-year-old from Kampot province tells The Post: “Seeing the challenges faced by our fellow students in finding parts to create something new and complete class experiments, my teacher gave us the idea of making a 3D printer. He considered it a practical solution for the hurdles we were facing in our studies.”
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