Re: [rp-ml] Fab@Home

From: Sebastien Bailard (
Date: Wed Jan 10 2007 - 12:55:39 EET

On Wednesday 10 January 2007 01:09, you wrote:
> I 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
> article
> The New Scientist article also mentions the RepRap by Adrian Bowyer.
> Here's to the ever increasing field of RP/RM and ease of innovation!
> John

I'd enjoy hearing what people think of it; I just sent a longish email
analyzing it to a friend and another mailing list, but I'm a little worried
I'm too close to matters to really be objective about it.

-Sebastien - self-replicating 3D printer project

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