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Today's home 3D printers create simple physical products out of melted plastic. Our next generation, robotic machines will assemble fully working products - toys, gadgets and even nutritious meals.
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Minecraft, Angry Birds and many of the successful apps we use today were built by developers who got in early and used the smartphone app stores to launch themselves to a global audience. We want to help adults and children in Manchester do the same with product assembling 3D printers. Our patent pending robotic and circuit printing technology fast tracks us into the future by enabling low cost home 3D printers to combine non-printable items (such as batteries, screens and motors) with printed parts to produce fully working products similar to those that you can buy in the shops today. This project covers the equipping of central, publicly accessible locations in Manchester (libraries, museums or schools) with experimental version of our tech, sets of non-printable items, a kit assembly & instructional day, training for venue staff and access to our collaborative idea2market platform. Crowd funders could secure 'time shares' for the equipment and training at venues that they nominate.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Because it will give this give this generation and the next the skills and knowledge required to capitalise on a global market powered by emerging technology - product manufacturing in the home enabled by next generation robotic assembling home 3D printers. This will also particularly benefit immobile individuals as they will be able to create and sell designs from their homes. The training will cover (1) how to come up with and protect ideas - patents .v. open source .v. FAIR SOURCE - our own preferred choice (2) Design on CAD (3) Using our technology (4) Marketing to the world. Full details can be found on www.buzztechnology.co.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps to get it done:
This project covers the cost of four next generation printers. More units could be provided on a pro rata basis depending on funds raised.
About the space
Venue to be decided by the local community and backers
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How will the money be spent?Total £5,511
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