Pocket Factory Visits the Botfarm
We had a couple of unexpected but welcome visitors in the Botfarm workshop yesterday: Bilal and Colin of Pocket Factory. Pocket Factory has been driving around the country with several 3d Printers (including several Thing-O-Matics) for some time now, presenting 3d printing technology in various settings and places. They debriefed us on the project and we helped them get one of their Thing-O-Matics back in service — a Thing-O-Matic that had been literally around the world, including visits to Hong Kong and Baja California.
Take some time to read their dispatches over on Makezine — during their travels, they’ve had some interesting experiences and elicited a wide variety of strong reactions from many people. There’s a particularly pertinent story about a run-in with an old-tech artisan who had a very negative take on their project and rapid prototyping in general.
This is one of the best glimpses we have of what will be happening as the general public learns about small-scale digital manufacturing — it’s definitely worth a read. Stay tuned for a wrap-up video as their project winds to a close!
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