OpenSource Self-replicate 3d-printer
Future is coming. Guys from reprap.org build self-replicate 3d-printer.
The printer prints a 3D-object from plastic thread.
This RepRap printer will make the components using FDM Rapid Prototyping technology, which essentially builds the component up in layers of plastic. This technology already exists, but your cheapest setup would set you back £15,000. And it isn't even designed so that it can make itself! So what we, the RepRap team, are trying to do is to develop and give away the designs for a much cheaper (material costs will be about £300) setup with the novel capability of being able to make itself - so you can give one to a friend for Christmas.