create your own gear

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by CATO, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    At first glance, this site seemed a bit artsy. However, with some imagination and skill, you could create some of that gear that's been stirring around in your head. Maybe even a Monkey decoder ring.

    Customize and create 3D printed products. Welcome to the Future of Stuff.

    If you're really technical, this is a cool new product that's out in kit through full blown product.

    The Shapeoko is available as a DIY, open source tool that can mill objects up to 7.87 inches along both X and Y axes, and 3.5 inches on the Z axis. You can use software such as Google Sketchup, Autodesk 123D, TinkerCAD, or Inkscape to create your objects. The mechanical parts-only kit is $199, the full kit is $649, and the premium kit, $999. The developers of the product are approaching this as a "jumpstart" kind of business and want 150 orders if they are to deliver any units at all, which it appears they have.
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  2. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

  3. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    that is freaking awesome!
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    You could mill your own gun parts. Pretty cool idea. Also auto and motorcycle parts.
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