3D Printers: Make Whatever You Want
- …14-year-old Riley Lewis and a few of his eighth grade friends…The boys can pretty much fabricate anything they can dream up on a machine called the RapMan.
- The RapMan is a crude approximation of far more expensive and sophisticated prototyping machines used by corporations
- …RapMan melts plastic (similar to that used in Legos) and then squirts it out of a movable nozzle in a controlled fashion.
- For $1,299, anyone can now buy a 3D printer, hook it up to a Wi-Fi network, and begin downloading files that will turn into real objects.