[-empyre-] creating environmental conditions / creating teleological perspectives

Adrian Bowyer A.Bowyer at bath.ac.uk
Sat Apr 3 20:53:41 EST 2010

Adrian Freed wrote:

> The reprap vision is still just that. So little of the machine is made by itself
> it is more analogous ecologically to the way koala bear cubs bootstrap: by eating their mothers pap.

Not counting fasteners (which could easily be replaced by parts made 
by the machine itself; it would work fine, but be harder to take apart 
and to modify), RepRap makes 50% of its own parts.

I wouldn't call that "so little".

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer

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