Yes, I asked Ray Kurzweil if he would autograph an eight inch floppy disk from my collection.
Now that I've got a little time to breathe, here are the pictures I took at the showing of The Transcendent Man two weekends ago. Not yet scanned is the piece of memorabelia Ray Kurzweil was kind enough to autograph for me.
The final schedule of events for tomorrow's RepRap build-a-thon has been announced:
Saturday, 24 January 2009
10:00am Welcome and introductions
10:30am Plenary: "The RepRap Project" by Zach Hoeken Smith, Director, RepRap Research Foundation
11:15am RepRap Technology Overview from Local RepRap Builders
11:45am Activities Outline by R. Mark Adams
12:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm Build the Cartesian Robot with Zach Hoeken Smith
1:00pm Assemble the RepRap Electronics
1:00pm Learn to Solder Breakout with MAKE:DC's Adam Koeppel
2:00pm Arduino Basics Breakout with HacDC's R. Mark Adams
Please distribute widely!
On 24 and 25 January 2008, HacDC, a hacker space located in Washington, DC will be holding a RepRap build-a-thon in conjunction with the Baltimore RepRap User's Group. The build-a-thon starts at 10:00am EST5EDT on Saturday and will run until 3:00pm EST5EDT Sunday.
The RepRap is an open source rapid prototyper which is unusual in two ways: first, it is affordable for the home hobbyist to both construct and operate (typically, it costs $500us to build a RepRap from scrach, compared to the $49,000+ that industrial rapid prototypers cost). Second, the RepRap is capable …