3D printing? Wow.

3d printed objectI am fascinated by this technology.  I first heard about it years ago at a chess tournament, of all places.  One of the other chess parents was working on an early prototype.  I had trouble understanding how such a thing could be.  Creating a 3D object out of a copy machine?

Now that such things are functioning, I have a better understanding but the same fascination.  I’ve written several (yet to be published) stories featuring 3D printing, and backed a kickstarter (the Buccaneer!) to create household versions of the printers.

Imagine!  You need a new garbage pail – print one out!  Your child draws a cute Cthulhu monster – print one out.

Next step – animating such creations.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……

 

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One response to “3D printing? Wow.

  1. When I was in grad school, we used the 3D printer to make the chassis for the robot prototypes. Great fun, but lacked structural integrity in a crash…

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