Thingiverse user nrp has been working on using his 3D RepRap printer in some pretty amazing ways. He’s already put his 3D printer to use along with a Kinect to print by use of hand gestures. Since then he’s been working on duplicating house keys and the more secure disc detainer keys pictured above. Nrp’s website, and the comments that go along with his detailed posts, provide a wealth of information about his project along with lots of interesting links about computer enhanced key generation.
This project and the way nrp uses his printer remind me of the very cool Nickel for Scale project by Amy Hurst and MakerBot’s own Marty McGuire. How cool would it be to never have to go get keys made again? I don’t think it’s too much to dream that one day you might be able to put a key down next to a nickel, take a picture or short video, and have your MakerBot crunch out a few duplicates.
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