Saturday, January 10, 2009
Doesn't seem to be happening. Yes I know about the shop. That's not -at all- cheap.
However, look at the fora. Yes, perhaps there are a few token transactions. But it's certainly not "the way things are done".
Since the first full Darwin transaction only happened a month ago, you'll probably have to wait a few years before Reprapped parts kits are widely available to the general public.
That's where the laser cut kits come in; if you don't feel like waiting a few years for a $400 RepRap, you can buy a kit today for about $1500. Or you could pick up an existing commercial machine for a few $10k's. It's one of those time vs money things.
On the other hand, if you get involved in the project, you might find a set of parts coming your way much sooner. :)
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