RE: [rp-ml] Fab@Home

Date: Thu Jan 11 2007 - 13:22:29 EET

Looking at the video of the Fab@Home reminded me of looking at an SPI ModelMaker with its skins off.

The Fab@Home appears to be a lot noisier and a lot slower.

Can any system slower than the ModelMaker make it in the marketplace?


 --- On Wed 01/10, John Jolly < > wrote:
From: John Jolly [mailto:]
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 22:09:55 -0800
Subject: [rp-ml] Fab@Home just heard about this Fab@Home build it yourself kit that apparently will sell for $2400.  "We think it's a similar story to computers," he explains. "Mainframes
had existed for years, but personal computing only took off in the late
seventies." A cheap self-assembly computer called the Altair 8800,
launched in 1975, sparked the rapid development of personal computing,
he notes: "We hope Fab@Home can do the same for rapid prototyping." - From NewScientist articleThe New Scientist article also mentions the RepRap by Adrian Bowyer.Here's to the ever increasing field of RP/RM and ease of innovation!


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