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RepRap

WimbleWimble Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Singularity Engine++
No, it doesn't say rape, you dyslexic person.

It's the Reprap project!

If you haven't already heard of it, RepRap is short for Replicating Rapid-prototyper. It is the practical self-copying 3D printer shown below - a self-replicating machine.

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But it doesn't just replicate itself, that would be silly and pointless. It can make loads of things!


Now some of you might be thinking "Now Wimble, I am pretty sure I heard about this years ago. Why should I, the centre of the universe, give a fuck?"

Well, maybe you haven't heard about this yet.

If you have, well then good for you, post your opinion of it or something, god.

Wimble on
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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Everybody is getting my penis for christmas this year

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  • slowslow Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    rep rap

    could lead to gettin' teeth capped

    or even a wreath for mom dukes on some grief crap

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    Everybody is getting my penis for christmas this year

    i can't wait!

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    Everybody is getting my penis for christmas this year

    Can your penis replicate?

    We could solve world hunger!

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  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    wook's dick might make an appearance on the flag of some poor african nation that his replicated dick saved from starvation.

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  • SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That shit is cuhrazy

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Insufficient data for meaningful answer.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I thought this was going to be a thread about rapping about your street rep

    but now I see it is cool and science-y

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Viv, you are neat.

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    neato!

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Great, one step closer to actually downloading cars from the Internet.

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    Gamertag: PrimusD | Rock Band DLC | GW:OttW - arrcd | WLD - Thortar
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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wimble wrote: »
    Viv, you are neat.

    this is a bold faced lie

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    TF2 - Wren BF3: Wren-fu
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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    I thought this was going to be a thread about rapping about your street rep

    but now I see it is cool and science-y

    yeah me too

    except only squares say "street rep"

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    one of my subjects last year had a project where we had to make gears to be cut out by a cnc machine

    i dont know how ours turned out or if they even actually made it because it was supposed to be at the end of semester and probably had to attend a lecture to find out

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    my part of the project was designing a lid for the case the gears were gonna go in
    someone else worked out how to program gears to be cut
    another person carved a box out of a thick solid block
    i came up with the programming required to make this million dollar machine drill 4 holes in some plastic

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  • VivixenneVivixenne I will protect the innocent. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wren wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Viv, you are neat.

    this is a bold faced lie

    yeah dude I am messy as hell

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  • Sir Red of the MantiSir Red of the Manti Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Grey Goo, nifty.

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  • TabascoTabasco Registered User
    edited July 2009
    This is pretty darn cool.

    Life is too important to be taken seriously.
    -Oscar Wilde
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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    It's so cute!

    I am going to be especially nice to them.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh man, this means I'm onee step closer to being able to download a real doll straight from the internet. No more condescending mailmen for me!

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    whats cute

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ah crap i closed that article about the dude in a relationship with his pillow

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  • nevilleneville The Worst Gay (Seriously. The Worst!)Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    Everybody is getting my penis for christmas this year

    Fiz is SO HAPPY right now

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What neville doesn't know is what all those roids did to wook's dick

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    one of these days the general populace will understand that roids do absolutely nothing to the size of your penis

    it's your balls that shrink, and it goes away when you come off of them

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  • SeriouslySeriously ˈpɛrɪ ˌdɒt Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Are you sure?

    That seems like a misconception that we (the general populace) would love to keep.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited July 2009
    what does it do?

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    zimfan wrote: »
    what does it do?

    steroids make you a big man, like daddy

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited July 2009
    anything is possible

    at zombocom

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  • AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the possiblilities are endless

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  • LachoneusLachoneus Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Seriously wrote: »
    Are you sure?

    That seems like a misconception that we (the general populace) would love to keep.


    agreed

    "No women. No kids."
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  • Spacehog85Spacehog85 Registered User
    edited July 2009
  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Wait

    I must be reading wrong completely

    can this printer print a copy of itself so you get 2 printers like something out of calvin and hobbes

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  • TaranisTaranis Every time I hear this groove, It makes me wanna move.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    As 3D printing technology progresses and becomes cheaper, I wonder what effect it will have on the economy if decades from now you could essentially pirate almost anything that you could buy in a store.

    / steam profile / mwo handle: calverin / 3ds: 1349-6311-4743 /
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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SoaL wrote: »
    Wait

    I must be reading wrong completely

    can this printer print a copy of itself so you get 2 printers like something out of calvin and hobbes

    yes

    this is quite possibly the least exciting thing ever, if I'm understanding it correctly

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    As 3D printing technology progresses and becomes cheaper, I wonder what effect it will have on the economy if decades from now you could essentially pirate almost anything that you could buy in a store.
    how would it be pirating if you're using a freely available design you downloaded and built it yourself using the base materials you purchased?

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  • George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    As 3D printing technology progresses and becomes cheaper, I wonder what effect it will have on the economy if decades from now you could essentially pirate almost anything that you could buy in a store.

    300 terabytes and a ton of steel away from your new car.

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You wouldn't need a car, just get somebody to make a copy of you wherever you want to be

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2009
    SoaL wrote: »
    You wouldn't need a car, just get somebody to make a copy of you wherever you want to be
    :^:

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    haven't you heathens read The Diamond Age?

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