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Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication / Edition 1
     

Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication / Edition 1

by Neil Gershenfeld
 

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ISBN-10: 0465027466

ISBN-13: 9780465027460

Pub. Date: 02/05/2007

Publisher: Basic Books


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465027460
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/05/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,288,274
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents


How To Make...     1
...Almost Anything     19
The Past     29
Hardware     43
The Present     53
Birds and Bikes     57
Subtraction     67
Growing Inventors     77
Addition     93
Building Models     103
Description     121
Playing at Work     133
Computation     149
Making Sense     161
Instrumentation     173
Net Work     181
Communication     197
Art and Artillery     207
Interaction     219
The Future     227
Joy     245
The Details     255
Index     265

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