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May 8th, 2012, 10:08 AM
http://weburbanist.com/2012/05/07/free-universal-construction-kit-bridges-generations-of-toys/ :D

May 8th, 2012, 11:41 AM
When I read the title, I thought you're referring to Open Source electronics (like Arduino for example). But anyway, that's also interesting. Still the 3D printers are rather expensive, but not as expensive as the were 4-5 years ago.
I read somewhere that nowadays even some of the big car manufacturers produce car parts this way - with 3D printing. Not all of the parts, but still this is going mainstream :lolflag:

May 8th, 2012, 03:24 PM
In other news, Canonical has released its first open source hardware: VGA Switch (http://iloveubuntu.net/meet-vga-switch-first-open-hardware-project-released-ubuntu)
What an exciting year! I would buy that printer without a doubt if I had the resources.

May 8th, 2012, 03:38 PM
This Wikipage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_hardware_projects) has a long list of many different Open Source hardware projects, from IT & music to horticultural, agricultural & power-generation equipment.

May 13th, 2012, 08:45 PM
Rater interesting! Thanks for sharing.