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Computerworld.NZ: The Ultimate D-I-Y PC

Dec 12, 2002, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"You've heard of open source software, but what about open source hardware?

"It's closer than you think, says Econz software engineer Vik Olliver.

"Speaking at a New Zealand Computer Society event last week on the future of computing, Olliver pointed out that stereolithography already allows three-dimensional printing of tangible objects. It works by making models of CAD drawings, compiled from multiple layers of plastic in patterns set by lasers. Ceramic objects can also be created.

"That brings to mind the concept of open source hardware, Olliver says. 'One day, I may be able to print my own PC...'

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