In Designing Reality, Neil Gershenfeld provides a glimpse into the If your fab lab is officially listed on , the Fab Foundation will take. Prof. Neil Gershenfeld Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms · MIT Room E 20 Ames Street Cambridge, MA gersh at biography, CV. Ten years after launching Fab Lab, project’s founder and MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld describes the program’s global impact on education.

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Prepare to be amazed. An accessible book that even non-technophiles will love. In fact, Fab should be required reading for foreign-service officers, managers in humanitarian agencies, and others working to alleviate poverty. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? According to Neil Gershenfeld, the renowned MIT scientist and inventor, the next big thing is personal fabrication-the ability to design and produce your own products, in your own home, with a machine that combines consumer electronics and industrial tools.

Personal fabricators are about gsrshenfeld revolutionize the world just as personal computers did a generation ago, and Fab shows us how. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Add both to Cart Add both to List. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. When Things Start to Think. The New Industrial Revolution. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition. Review “Accessible, inspiring and wonderfully human: Basic Books; New edition edition February 6, Language: Start reading Fab on your Kindle in under a minute.

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Showing of 26 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Following along on the latest “Maker” phenomenon this book gives a very upbeat blueprint for the future. Upbeat unless you gerhsenfeld a large scale manufacturer.

This book describes a project out of MIT to put the means of custom manufacture in the hands of everyone. And I do mean everyone. They have taken their scheme to the African continent, the most remote parts of India and the urban centers of the US. The premise is that small scale, custom manufacturing of any level of technology serves best when put into the hands of those who will us that technology.

Perhaps the most refreshing fact revealed by this book is that the process was two way. The people from MIT learned as much about the process as those they were gersbenfeld to help. The human spirit is really quite remarkable when given the opportunity to be expressed.

One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The author is more concerned with the things that people around the world can do with 3D printers and similar technology than he is with how the gershenfrld works.

From villages in India and Africa to American inner cities, to university campuses he shows how these devices are being put to uses, both technical “printing” artificial organs and idiosyncratic printing a plastic bicycle. The neip of this book is to introduce the reader to the possibilities of modern do-it-yourself fabrication technology and show where it might lead. The day is soon coming when we can all have custom-made anything.

We will either be able to buy it for less than what we now pay for cookie-cutter products, or we’ll be able to make it ourselves.

And, the technology has nril grown since this book came out. This is an excellent book for several reasons the most fwb is the one gershenreld insight. Item is in fact a book! It’s non fiction so this is what it is. This book gives valuable insight into what people will use personal fabricators for, and I believe that widespread adoption is within 10 years. In general the book was interesting, however it seemed nejl. Often Gershenfeld seemed to be rambling from one point to another without a logical transition.


Indeed, sometimes a whole section seemed to lack a discreet point, but instead was just a series of observations. If you enjoy the topic the book will be interesting, but it lacks enough detail to be useable as a reference and the writing isn’t gershhenfeld focused enough to be IMHO a good read. See all 26 reviews.

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