Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

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Basic Books, Jul 31, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 288 pages
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What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools. Personal fabricators are about to revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how.
 

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User Review  - BakuDreamer - LibraryThing

I had looked at this before. I'm not nearly as excited about this as this guy is. This isn't ' moleculr fabrication ' keep in mind. It's machine tool computer control , basically shop class the internet. Very vague overall ( the whole thing still is really ) Read full review

FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms takes a captivating look at the future of invention, positing a world in which the home fabrication system is as ubiquitous as the home computer.The ... Read full review

Contents

How To Make
4
The Past
33
The Present
55
Growing Inventors
77
Addition
93
Building Ilodels 1
121
Joy
245
Index
265
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Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, and the former director of its famed Media Lab. The author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books, including When Things Start to Think, he has been featured in media such as the New York Times, The Economist, CNN, and PBS. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

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