By Cory Doctorow at 1:03 pm Wed, Oct 26, 2011
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!
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.
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.
3-d printing a 3-d printer?
Every day, another step toward the machine uprising :/
Mechanical computer? Just the dividing chain from a mechanical car odometer.
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