Home Fabrication21 May 2007
This weekend I went to the Make Faire here in Silicon Valley, put on by Make Magazine. make is geared towards folks who enjoy making things with their own hands, inventing and creating instead of simply consuming what’s available at the store.
The most amazing technology at the fair was the home fabrication / 3D printer technology. There were several units there, but one caught my eye. The Fab @ Home unit, designed for hobbyists, is a unit that can be assembled for just two thousand dollars in parts and a weekend of work.
This will prove to be one of the most distruptive technologies to come along. Home fabrication will make the copyright issues with MP3s look like a cakewalk. When you can print your own furniture, clothing, and other housewares, just by downloading designs from your friends.