3D printing a mechanical computer

Chris Fenton is using his MakerBot 3D printer to print out a mechanical computer; here he demonstrates one of the counting mechanisms.

Because I have a 3D printer and I can!


  1. That’s awesome!  Now if someone can design a 3D-printable mechanical computer that’s capable of controlling a 3D printer, then we’ll be getting somewhere.

    1. I was going to say the only other 3D printed story I need to hear about is when someone 3D prints a 3D printer.

      Seriously though, we get that people can 3D print things, it’s not really that different to announcing that someone drew a mechanical computer; or printed out the plans on an inkjet.

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