CubeSpawn, An open source project to put Personal Factories into everyones hands, for greater independence and freedom! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on February 22, 2010.
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.
For more information, please visit the Cubespawn Site
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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