Talk on RepRap at MIT Innovation Lab March 2010
In March 2010 I gave a talk at the MIT Sloan School of Management on RepRap and the democratization of Fabrication Technology and emergence of open hardware communities, entrepreneurial spin-offs, etc. Bre Pettis and Zach “Hoeken” Smith took the stage right after me and they really rocked with their Makerbot and Thingiverse story (due to form and substance)!
The Innovation Lab meeting was organized by Professor Eric von Hippel at MIT and author of Democratizing Innovation (available under Creative Commons license).
I finally took the time to upload the slides.
Feel free to ask questions or provide suggestions (other than about the formatting, which Slideshare messed up a little).
In December last year, I became the proud new owner of Leo (after Leonard Darwin), the son of Charly (Charles Darwin (my earlier machine)). It didn’t take 9 months to fully develop, but it seemed like a long time (the second and third sets of parts tooks