Re: [rp-ml] free STL Files and other (free) things we wish for in the new year

From: G. Sachs <>
Date: Thu Jan 07 2010 - 22:07:06 EET

Adrian - "And... Who needs to earn, if stuff is free? :-)"

Apparently you and others at the the University of Bath! But I assume you are TOTALLY kidding - right? !

Are you saying you are willing to start teaching and doing research, for free, in exchange for all the RepRaps, music, movies, and TV you could ever want (great idea for 2010 :-) ? How are you going to pay the farmer, and your doctor - in RepRap 'units' or RP parts :-)? Ahhhh, but then I think you will agree with me that talk is, by far, the cheapest commodity of all (actually it's one of the few things that's ALWAYS been free)? Just (half) kidding though, in order to try and rattle your notion, a bit, that there simple solutions to tough problems, probably will do. Here in the States, people often fault academicians for not having enough "skin in the game" and being sheltered from the harsh realities of living in the "real world". I guess I kind of have one foot in both worlds and so can look at things both ways, or as a series of +'s & -'s (though, sometimes, it still seems like a zero sum game).


From: Adrian Bowyer <>
To: Fast 3D diSaleri Stefano <>
Sent: Thu, January 7, 2010 1:07:24 PM
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] free STL Files and other (free) things we wish for in the new year

The inkjet worked and we could deposit stuff with it. But it was a student project, so we have simply stored the results to possibly take further in the future.

And... Who needs to earn, if stuff is free? :-)

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer

Fast 3D diSaleri Stefano wrote:
> Hard to beleive that single jetting heads can be put on a framework of that type! Any positive results from the experiment?
> I don't see the sense of making everything so costless and "free". In the end who is earning? Are we all going towards a Cinese mentality where generally speaking low quality and low costing products are becoming a fashion? I really hope not.
> Happy New Cheap 2010
Received on Thu Jan 07 21:54:21 2010

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