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CubeSpawn, An open source project to put Personal Factories into everyones hands, for greater independence and freedom!

CubeSpawn, An open source project to put Personal Factories into everyones hands, for greater independence and freedom! Read more

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CubeSpawn, An open source project to put Personal Factories into everyones hands, for greater independence and freedom!

About this project

This Web sites purpose is to promote the idea of "CubeSpawn"
These consist of small Personal Factories which will, at first, make their own parts,
A "Cube" form factor makes all the machines standard, these machines can be linked together to form assembly lines.
Plans for the first machine is expected to be published around mid-march of 2010. The plans will be freely distributed, kits will be available shortly after for those who do not have the time, or tools to build one from scratch.
The CubeSpawn concept is that the initial machines will be designed to have a minimum number of unique parts, making it easier to replicate (self manufacture) with minimum additional resources
The First machine design is a 3 axis CNC mill. It will be used to make parts for additional cubes. In this way the factory can add features to itself. At some point, the factories abilities will meet its requirements allowing full replication. the goals are to keep costs as low as possible so that anyone can build one.
This is a realistic way to start a technology like "Star Trek's" replicator with real technology thats available today.
A library of parts and motion control will be stored in the system and distributed through the internet, so making parts can be as automatic as possible. Fictional technologies are easy - this will be difficult, "but ya gotta start somewhere..."
Please contribute to this project to speed up its developement.
Thank You,
James

For more information, please visit the Cubespawn Site 

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    1 backer

    Thank you email from Cubespawn Domain and our Thanks!

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

    2 backers

    As above + Mention on the WebSites Credits Page

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    About $10 USD

    7 backers

    As above + Mention in the "Supporter" Section of the Credits Page. + Early Access to technical specifications

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    Pledge $20 or more
    About $20 USD

    6 backers

    Mention in the "Supporter" Section of the Credits Page + Early Access to technical specifications + 10cm piece of makerbeam with "Cubespawn" engraved on it

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    About $50 USD

    3 backers

    As above , but Mention in the "Worker" Section of the Credits Page and a 10cm piece of 80/20 25mm beam with "CubeSpawn Worker" engraved on it.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

    5 backers

    As above , but Mention in the "Pioneer" Section of the Credits Page and a 10cm Brushed mini-cube made from MakerBeam. + 10cm piece of 25mm 80/20 with "CubeSpawn Pioneer" engraved on it.

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    1 backer

    As above , but Mention in the "Builder" Section of the Credits Page and a 10cm Gold Anodized mini-cube made from MakerBeam.+ 10cm piece of 25mm gold anodized 80/20 With Your name and "Cubespawn Builder" engraved on it.

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

    0 backers

    As above + Mentioned in all credit literature as "Founder" Gold anodized Motion Cube and your name engraved on a part of the CubeSpawn Prototype + 10cm piece of 25mm gold anodized 80/20 with your name and "Cubespawn Founder" engraved on it.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    0 backers

    As above + Listed as "Institutional Backer", institution name engraved on prototype + 3 personalized rewards as above. (3 gold motion cubes + 1 founder bars with name) + rights to recieve (3) 500mm Cubes at Production Cost + Freight. Multiple pledges allowed.

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