Friday, January 19, 2007

When We Were Fab

A fabber is a machine that can make three-dimensional objects just like a printer can print in two-dimensions on a a piece of paper. Only recently had this technology escaped the realm of science fiction into the still unreal world of government and large-budget research labs...which is ironic given that the purpose of fabbers is to produce highly specialized items at very low cost.
Well, thanks to an open-source hardware/software project called Fab@Home, the technology is reaching out to the home enthusiast. You can now make anything you want, as long as it is constructed of silicone, or perhaps chocolate.

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