Since Sunday is Easter, and since I am a nerd, I am jonesing at the moment for an Eggbot. Eggbot is a project consisting of a robot kit designed to draw patterns on round objects, an open source controller to design the actual patterns, and a community to tell you exactly what you’re doing wrong. 🙂 $195 is a bit much for an impulse spend, but this actually qualifies as creative, educational material—so in that respect, you’re gaining valuable, real-world egg-decorating and r
Something I’ve been waiting on for years, since 3D printers first became viable, is for the price point on these little devils to fall enough that artists and designers could buy and start using them in their personal experimentation. Well, that’s begun to happen.
The New York Times has an article discussing how these 3d printers are being employed as micro-manufacturing across a wide range of industries. If you’re interested in getting one yourself to fool around with, here