This evening on a TED Radio Hour podcast via the NPR app of my iPhone 3GS, I heard an astonishing presentation by Marcin Jakubowski, creator of the open-source hardware project, the Global Village Construction Set. You simply have to hear it and see it to believe it.
Below is also his TED video.
From their Wiki page: “The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.”
Imagine the 50 most important machines for a small village to sustain life, printed via 3D methods – eight times less than the cost of purchasing it from an industrial manufacturing company. Wow.