- 1 Blog #8: DRM (Digital Rights Management)
- 2 Blog # 7: Seeing is believing, Disney crafts 3D printed optics (Video)
- 3 Blog # 6: How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine
- 4 Blog #5: Open Source, Sustainability, and DIY
- 5 Blog 4: Intellectual Property
- 6 Blog 3: Organization of Print service and basic print skill acquisition
- 7 Blog 2: Basic Operation of Repraps
- 8 Blog 1:
Blog #8: DRM (Digital Rights Management)
1. These articles don’t conflict with my previous argument. I believe everyone is entitled to personal work/art. The issue is introduced when a company makes misleading laws to trap people into stealing the designer’s work. This new technology is fair because it checks for print codes for patented work. This will be slightly restrictive because it will discourage printing considering the limited amount of objects available for print without a patent. On the contrary, this DRM system will be good for protecting the rights of the designer.
Blog # 7: Seeing is believing, Disney crafts 3D printed optics (Video)
1. Being able to create optical sensing devices on demand will reduce cost of manufacturing. The time it takes to build electrical components will also be significantly reduced. Information will be able to be transferred through surfaces for applications such as opening doors with the touch of a finger.
2. Our printers can only be used to print objects layered from PLA plastic. The light piping was made from a different material.
3. As mentioned earlier, some applications could be used to make touch operation for doors. The device could be placed on the door as an operation sensor to control the door. Since optics can transfer information, it could be used for communicating identification between users through a network. I would like to implement this technology for use with one of my invention ideas.
Blog # 6: How 3D Printers Are Reshaping Medicine
1. Universities around the county are looking to build more precise 3D models by taking advantage of “Bio ink” technology. Professors at the University of California and Wake Forest University are currently implementing this new technology in hopes to reduce drug testing cost. By making more precise models, researchers will be able to determine failed drugs earlier in the testing cycle. Also, researchers report advancements in organ replication and knee cap replacements. The whole idea of saving money using the 3D printers is a good idea. If their hypotheses prove correct, the medical industry could save lots of money. Most of this information makes me think of some of the old video games I used to play like Metal Gear Solid and Deus Ex where the use of nano technology and biological advancements where intertwined within the story of the game.
Some issues I see are related to manufacturing, time and the cost of the “bio ink”. There will be an issue with black-marketing organs and limb replacements. If anyone can get the file to an organ, they could get a printer to attempt printing limbs unofficially. If organs or replacements are inaccurate, implementation could result in further damage to the person. The person would then have lawsuits with the manufactures of the printers and doctor/printer.
2. I don’t think bio ink will be open source and released to the public like repraps are currently. I am certain the reprap community will continue to research the use of 3D printing and bio-research.
Blog #5: Open Source, Sustainability, and DIY
1. If i were a member of the gun project I would try to make a deal with the government to acquire some sort of profit for my 3D Printing efforts. The government will find a way to regulate something like this so I would want to get a quick money before the whole operation is completely shutdown.
2. The government can only regulate something that they know about. The only way I could see them being able to regulate this would be if they could somehow figure out when a person was printing a weapon. This way if a person printed a weapon or too many of a particular weapon type, the government would be alerted. The printer would have to be connected to the internet.
3. Other things that would be prone to prohibition would be:
Keys to facilities Police Badges Other weapons (besides guns) Copyright devices
Blog 4: Intellectual Property
Makerbot is having a big impact on the industry with their introduction of the Prusa and now the Replicator 2. They also have made huge steps in the area of design with the help of the many others via contributions to the Thingiverse site. Makerbot has announced that they own all the open source material on Thingivere now which I think is unfair. I don’t understand how something is labeled open source and in the same breath now labeled as being owned by a company. If that is the case, people should stop uploading their designs and create another thingiverse.
Blog 3: Organization of Print service and basic print skill acquisition
1. The government will always try to place a restriction on some sort of building or manufacturing but I don’t see how they will be able to enforce a policy for personal printed parts.
2. My personal passion is technology. I enjoy find new tech and using new gadgets. I hope to use my mechanical engineering degree and ,my aquired knowledge to invent a benchmark design. When people ask me about my interest I usually bring up my love for technology and passion for inventions. I also see my interest in being an inventor as a way to attract a future mate. Women want men with skills and capabilities, and in my case I see my knowledge as an attractive trait that should be brought up in conversation with women.
3. The spread of knowledge is great and in most cases will benefit everyone in the population of the spread. I do not believe 3D printing will destroy intellectual property at all. I believe if this were the case, intellectual property would have been destroyed a long time ago with the printing press, which initially enabled ideas to be recorded and distributed.
Blog 2: Basic Operation of Repraps
1. The idea of having a self-replicating universal constructor is feasible but to become effective in our economy the quality of prints must improve. To achieve plausible results from the prints it is necessary for the printers to be accurate and show consistency. The implementation of some preventive law is the only potential draw back I can conceive.
2. The phase wealth without money could have a few meanings. To me it means acquiring a useful trait, bit of knowledge or ability that in most cases has not been used for the purpose of economic gain. There is no problem with this idea if everyone is willing to share their wealth. The problem I see with the idea of wealth without money is that it is not easily definable.
3. I see 3D printing really expanding in the future. Some applications would be for simple services such as printing a comb on a personal device or use in commerce via vending machines. The system I envision would involve objects being purchased and printed out.
Commerce Personal Education Business
Useful: "Paper Clip" You never know when you might need the classic paperclip. I am glad I can now print one at will
Weird:  "Badass Stanford Armadillo" This appears to be some type of character or action figure. Not sure of the origin... but's weird
Funny:  "Beavis and Butthead" Is a classic funny cartoon. I was surprised to see it on Thingiverse.
Artistic:  I came across this giant "acrylic spider". It has many colors which immediately caught my attention. It looks difficult to make.
Pointless:  "Image of After Be Pearce's Curse Control" I am still having trouble figuring out what this is lol.
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