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In Part I, I told you about the emergence of the first killer app of open fabrication (formerly known as open source digital fabrication).
In Part II, I showed you that it works.
Now, Part III – Cliché Time
The train has left the station. It’s Game On!
Though leaves are falling and that Arctic wind is close…things just get hotter and hotter…
Now, a mere three months removed from Part II, not only am I using my open source 3d printers to print 3d objects, I’m also manufacturing parts to improve these machines and I’m shipping these parts all over the world.
And, there is a good article (with a silly title) and accompanying video on the WSJ homepage today about the resurgence of Making. (If you watch the video intro carefully you’ll even see MakerGear whiz by) From first print to WSJ cameo in three months…it’s happening, happening fast and happening everywhere. Well, except for Cleveland…
Where have all the makers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the makers gone
Long time ago…
Maybe we can start to change this at Cleveland Startup Weekend. I have one more ticket to the event and I’d like to take a local maker. Let’s spark a local resurgence…tap into this wave of innovative energy…Surfs Up, Dude.
Let me know if you want to Hang Five at #SWCLE.
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Last 5 posts by Rick Pollack
- Open Source Digital Fabrication - Part II - August 11th, 2009
- The Desktop Manufacturing Revolution (Fast Company) - July 15th, 2009
- Would you like to be able to do this? - July 14th, 2009
- Open Source Digital Fabrication - July 9th, 2009
- WTF??? - December 11th, 2008