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Lego, build thyself!

This is supercool…

Now if you could get a Lego 3D printer to build Lego 3D printers…

I’ll get Igor onto it tomorrow.

4 Comments

  1. ivan says:

    It’s a direct copy of the http://reprap.org/wiki/WebHome reprap, now that is some machine – I have made one.

  2. NickM says:

    ivan,
    I doff my cap.

  3. Lots of info on 3D printers on google. It’s the future, and not too far away.

  4. Sam Duncan says:

    It is, John, and getting them to build themselves is definitely the way it’s going. It’s going to make the transformative technology of the web look like a minor blip. We’ve all seen how much being able to transmit ideas around the world instantly has changed the world, and how it’s forced us to think about the concept of so-called “intellectual property” instead of blindly accepting it as a logical extenstion of natural property rights (which it isn’t). Imagine the shit that’ll hit the fan when it’s things

    Leo Laporte and Randal Schwartz did an episode of their FLOSS Weekly podcast about another one of these gadgets, Makerbot, about a year ago (which I think I’ve mentioned here before). It’s well worth a listen.

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