Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Build Your Own Replicator?

Rapid prototyping and parts production in the comfort of your own home (or starship). “Rapid” being a totally subjective term, however. But, whether you’re conducting experiments with slime mold colonies, mixing CAD with fancy cake frosting, or maybe doing an epoxy prop replica, this is probably as close as you’re gonna get to having your own Replicator. It’s called “Fab@Home” and it’s an open source project that will run you around $2500 in parts (as opposed to the $100K for an industrial model). Too bad nobody is replicating the replicators with their replicator. . .yet.

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