Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop-From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Feb 1, 2011 - Computers and civilization - 381 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

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

User Review  - Douglas Summers-Stay - Goodreads

By "personal fabrication" it means 3D printers and other computer-controlled tools to build whatever you can design. It doesn't mean "telling lies about yourself." It gives lots of examples of the one ... Read full review


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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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