Monday, July 05, 2010

CBS News does MakerBot

On 5 July 2010, CBS Nightly News did a story on the MakerBot, a robot that makes things, in plastic [ABS, HDPE, PLA].

See Welcome to the MakerBot Wiki

From blog.makerbot:

Mr. Pettis started Makerbot Industries with Zak Hoeken Smith and Adam Mayer, two other hackers/DIY makers from NYC Resistor. When the new company signed a lease for its manufacturing space, it was apparent that the landlord is a science fiction buff. A clause in the lease requires that “all robots made in this space must follow Asimov’s three laws of robotics.” For those not familiar with the great sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov’s work, those strictures require that robots follow orders, refrain from injuring humans, and protect their own existence.

Keyword: three-dimensional printer


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