From: John Walmsley (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 23 2005 - 20:07:50 EET
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I agree that if a machine was building copies of itself, the accuracy could be a problem, but I think that most of the parts would be within a specified tolerance, since in theory more parts would fall within a bell-curve than at the ends, no? Therefore we should get mostly usable parts.
I suppose we should have a separate machine to do QC, huh? ;-)
Bathsheba Grossman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, SiderWhite wrote:
> Thought everybody on the rp-ml would be interested in this. What
> does everybody think, how well will a self-replicating machine work?
I'm not buying stock yet. Nobody has ever built a self-replicating
machine out of anything, let alone one made purely out of an RP
Anyway, isn't there a precision problem? If machine A can make parts
to tolerance .00x", and you build machine B out of parts made by A,
it's hard to see how the parts B makes can be better than 2 * .00x".
By the time you get to F, is it worth the trouble?
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