Mobile Frame Zero part acquisition

  • 0 Replies
  • 2856 Views
Mobile Frame Zero part acquisition
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:47:23 AM »
Observations :

1 : Some public libraries (and many college campuses) now have Makerbots and similar 3D Printers available for public use at a nominal fee.  See also : Fabrication Laboratory.   I haven't done the math on a Lego-compatable brick, but a meeple of plastic costs 1/4th the price printed at my library as one ordered off gamecrafter (1/3rd if you buy in bulk)

2 : www.TickerCAD.com offers free, light weight, web based milling / extruding file creation tools for use with such machines.

3 : As of 03 March 2015 the Wikipedia.org website's entry  on "Lego" includes the metric measurements for standard and thin blocks.   (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_clone  for issues and historical precedents involving legality of producing such bricks)

If you're a non-purist I don't see why you couldn't make whole mech components single printed pieces with appropriate attachment vacancies / extrusions.