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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
     
    How old is your Ma? You are at least two hundred.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
     
    The necessary number of years older than I am. So she is at least forty-seven. Of recent memory. Be respectful.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2012
     
    Sorry for your loss. One day humans will be immortal, will they still be human?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2012
     
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeNov 19th 2012 edited
     
    Collaborate!

    Oh wait....

    This isn't the suggestion thread, so

    I'm going to bed.
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2012
     
    Collaborate! = Friendly Dalek
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2012
     
    Posted By: LakesCollaborate! = Friendly Dalek


    lol
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    Hope they plan to recycle their helium.
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2012
     
    Posted By: magic momentHope they plan to recycle theirhelium.


    He's a great gas!

    (... I'll get my coat ...)
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2013
     
    Good luck to the 'Thunderbird'.

    Years ago though I seem to remember plans to use hot helium for VT and then as it cools using aerodynamic lift for most of the journey and heating the helium for landing, nothing came of that.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2013
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    W

    I wished I thought of this when I was mucking about with my glue gun.

    3Doodler pen lets you hand-draw 3D structures
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    A manual, analog 3-d printer?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    Yes and no.

    If you remember the old turtle Logo pen device which could draw multicolour pictures in 2d, on a table or floor using fairly simple pens (under computer control) then extrapolate that into 3d then it should be possible for a fairly inexpensive multi armed mobile robot with Doodler pens to produce larger structures then a standard fabricator could.

    It might take a month or so.
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    OK.... so it's more like 3-d vector graphics, made solid then. I like it. You could have giant regular column-row-level 3-d printers for the slabs and walls and such like, then mobile robots with Doodler fingertips to go thru the structure and finish out the details. Extrude conductive plastic to lay out wiring circuits, for example.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2013
     
    Exactly and once costs come down....
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    You would need a _really_ steady hand I imagine.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2013
     
    Not if the arm was computer controlled.

    But as a 3d doodler you could use different 'stencils' in 2d copy those the best you could and then use the doodler to join them up in 3d. Cheat as much as you can.