Intel's 3D Printed Robot

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story imageIntel plans to offer a consumer grade 3D printed robot for $1600 later this year. Jimmy, a desktop robot , will include an Intel chip and be programmable using open source tools.
The hardware designs will be freely available online, allowing anyone with access to a 3-D printer to generate and assemble the basic parts.

The grand vision is to lower the barrier of entry to robotics.

Re: But Why Not Just Sell The Plastic Parts? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-29 20:05 (#1YT)

If we're going all the way geek here, I'm thinking the best use for a 3D printer is printing models of your D&D characters. ...That said, I half agree with you--this is not an effective implementation of 3D printing. We're sort of in a pre-enlightenment period of the science. The really interesting stuff is going to happen when they start putting together synthesized chemicals and we get 3D printed food ala Star Trek.
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