Princeton’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department is giving students the opportunity to build and launch devices into space. Putting the V-One on the lab bench means students can validate experiments and gain practical intuition that they wouldn’t get by outsourcing fabrication.
Watch University of Waterloo Mechatronics undergrad student Sherman Qiu build an 8x8x8 LED matrix with flexible substrates, learning the full stack of hardware design – from schematics to programming the final microcontroller – as he brings the project to life.
Teach your students circuit design and fabrication and help them to progress from simple to more complex circuits using the V-One’s circuit printing and assembly features.
The V-One software feels more like an app on your students’ phones rather than traditional CAM software.
The Voltera V-One is designed to work with open source platforms like Arduino, Particle and Raspberry Pi. Go from idea to working prototype in one lesson.
It's very quick! A simple board like the Hello World will take about 5 minutes to print, 30 minutes to bake (the ink needs to be dried), and depending on how fast you place your components about 10-15 minutes to dispense solder paste and reflow.
You can comfortably make a simple single layer board in under an hour.
Absolutely! The V-One is safety certified, has a step-by-step app with video tutorials, and LED indicators for heating and cooling to make the tool even easier to use safely. We designed the V-One to be easy enough for anyone to use.
Yes! The V-One comes with a drill attachment.
The V-One Drill makes double sided boards easy to create and comes with all the drill bits, rivets and other accessories you need to get started. Learn more about it here!
128mm x 116mm (5.0" x 4.5"). Visit our specs page for full product details.
While multi-layer additive electronics is a dream for Voltera, and we're working hard to enable this functionality, currently we only support 2 layer boards.
Yes, but only single-sided boards with a maximum height below 7mm, to accomodate the z-axis clearance of the V-One.
Think of apps on your phone. Your software will automatically update with new features, bug fixes, and user experience upgrades. Many of the updates come directly from our users suggestions. Check out our release notes to learn more.
Yes, you can use the Voltera V-One software in six different languages: English, French, Korean, Arabic, Spanish and Russian.
Nope! Elemental analysis of our solder paste alloy shows a 0.01% trace amount of lead. This is well below the maximum of 0.07% required by IPC J-STD-006-B for lead-free solder.
The conductive ink and solder wire are also lead free. Download the MSDS to learn more.
The Voltera software allows you to use whatever CAD tool you are already comfortable with! You can use EAGLE, Altium, KiCad, Mentor Graphics, Cadence, DipTrace and more! Just export your designs as Gerbers and upload to our software. Easy as that!
Yes! Since consumables can be used up quickly when many students are using the V-One, we offer a discount on our common consumable materials. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
A single ink cartridge will allow you to print up to 85 Hello World boards. This also equates to 100 m of conductive trace at 8 mil width, or 200 cm2 of solid pour. The number of boards you are able to print will depend on size and complexity of the circuits you are building.
The ink cartridge has an official shelf life of 6 months and should be stored in the refrigerator when not used.
A single solder paste cartridge will allow you to dispense up to 11,000 0603 solder pads.
The solder paste cartridge has an official shelf life of 8 months and should be stored in the refrigerator when not used.
Once you tell the software where the board is mounted, the V-One will take about 5-10 minutes to dispense paste.
Components need to be placed by hand, but once they are placed, reflowing the board only takes about 2 or 3 minutes.
"The V-One absolutely rocks! It’s like a tiny little piece of magic. I feel like a kid with a new toy every time I use it. I love it!"
"Thanks so much... The V-One has really been a game changer for us. We are experimenting with concepts we never thought were possible before. This little machine has opened up a portal of possibilities in our research."
"I've never had a better and fast customer experience in my life! Amazing response time and clear and concise instructions. Also the built in support chat app is 10/10!"
"Awesome - as always. I wish all my tech support interactions with other companies went as well as they do with Mike @ Voltera."
"Always has the answers or works towards improving methods. Great support!"
"We were getting very fed up with screen printing. The stencils cost as much as the PCBs and come with even longer wait times, not to mention the storage issue - they were literally taking up a quarter of my office at one point.... When I heard about the V-One I thought it was too good to be true, just dispense solder paste without a stencil and no down time? It works just as promised... we are populating boards quickly and now I can get to having my office space back for you know... working!"
"Being a Hardware R&D group, your concept can really open new dimensions in how we prototype and check things out."
"I want to take the opportunity to thank you guys for having such a great customer support service. Always fast, relevant and helpful answers!"