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Found this one on Slashdot today:
Fab At Home

It's a self-assembly kit with open source software. According to the website it will set you back about $2500 in parts to build it. Printing can be done with a variety of materials.
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I think it is neat, however it is maybe 2500$ for the parts. But consider the actual cost of producing your first 3D color map model and your implementation price as just gone up....

Personally I would go with a service provider such as




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Ah you guys beat me to it.... this is AMAZING! I've been following this area of technology since a few years ago. There is a really cool YouTube video of people _drawing_ furniture (in 3d) and then printing it using a more sophisticated version of this open-source project.

I've already added my name to the wiki, if anyone in the NJ or tri-state area is interested in working with me (and others?) on building one, contact me ASAP. As I say there, I have some money, computer skills, 3d modeling experience, and enthusiasm. I need a garage, someone with soldering iron skills and general mechanical/manual dexterity!

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