Grassroots, open source, replicable 3-d printing: RepRap

I’ve been enjoying reading Cory Doctorow’s latest novel, Makers, which tracks the growth of a grassroots 3-d printing revolution in a post-GFC-like world. You can follow the novel in parts here.

A real life example is the RepRap movement. A group of people have come together to develop an open source 3-d printer that can replicate itself. Check out the video below:

RepRap from Adrian Bowyer on Vimeo.

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3 thoughts on “Grassroots, open source, replicable 3-d printing: RepRap

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  2. Randal,

    I think about this capability and all the crap we accumulate in our homes…how much money we could save just creating the “little stuff” we all own!!!

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