Rob Beschizza at 5:23 pm Mon, Apr 2, 2012
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My nanites are going to love this!
It looks great until you realize it’s completely impractical: the tires are flat! :)
It’s worth noting that this model is *very large* by many standards of nanofabrication. Interpreting the scale bar there and the numbers in the article, the resolution on this printing technique is between 1 to 2 µm. Some commonly-used fabrication methods can build structures with resolution of < 20 nm.
Not knowing how to interpret the scale, I’ve no idea how big it is. How big in terms of fractions of a mm are we talking?
Here’s a link to a video of it being built up, layer by layer:
Needs a Molecular engine installed:
That is crazy. How many days they need to make this?
Apparently 4 minutes.
(It´s in the video)
The nose is wrong.
It´s not wrong, it´s just an old nose (from the 80´s).
Wow. Even includes a tiny steering wheel. I’m now giving it the worlds smallest round of applause.
this time, it must be said, adrian newey has simply gone too far
No, it’s obviously not “nano-scale”. It’s 0.285mm according to the article. You could make out the shape with a magnifying glass and see it clearly with an optical microscope.
I see no mention of the 100 µm death slug slowly advancing.
I was wondering about that too, my first thought was ”what is that…thing? and why isn’t it mentioned in the article? , its definitely pertinent”