[-empyre-] creating environmental conditions / creating teleological perspectives
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".
Dr Adrian Bowyer
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