Man. I can't wait until these things are in every household. While the idea of building toys and gadgets and such is entertaining. I'd just like to have one to make replacement parts for all the things that seem to break around the house. You know a lawn mower wheel is $25? Crazy.
Haha this is going to lead to some serious awesomeness sooner than later. As prices continue to drop and the technology develops 3D printers could easily become common place to solve a ton of problems and cater to a wide variety of needs.
Imagine a world where companies for near everything have the option to sell you just a CAD file for a product so you can print them out, or where you can repair and fix things when they break from CAD files.
One also has to consider things like this for piracy and the torrenters dream of "Downloading a car" too, or something similar to the project that was shut down for a printable weapon.
I have never heard of these, but after a little (hours) googling, i have one thing to say.
Oh my LANTA, that is amazing!
Yeah Jaybk26, check out the videos on youtube. I remember seeing one where they made a skateboard, which was impressive, then there was another where they made an entire motorcycle (don't think it actually drove anywhere).
I was just thinking about all the plastics that usually go on firearms, that stuff in expensive. If you want a pistol grip for an AR15, you're looking at $70+. With one of these, you could just craft your own plastic pieces to pretty much anything. Surely they'll have some type of camera or measuring device to recreate objects. Heck, the Xbox kinect would probably work perfectly.
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