A Distributed Manufacturing Experiment – Get Involved Now!

By on May 30th, 2010 in Event, Ideas

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We received a note from Vernon Effalo of Effalo.com, who’s performing a very interesting experiment. He’s designed a unique geodesic dome connector (you know, the five-way joint for the arms of the dome) and wants you to build them for him. And it’s not begging – he’s willing to pay USD$2 per connector! 
So far they’ve only received 5 participants, but need 21 more to obtain the necessary 26 connectors. You can also customize the 3D model to include your name or logo on the connector if you wish. 
The idea is to “experiment with distributed manufacturing to see how quickly we can assemble a geodesic dome from crowdsourced parts, fabricated by makers from all across the world.”
Let’s warm up those extruders, everyone! Entries close tomorrow!

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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