The video here illustrates this point beautifully. What he does is not going to set the world on fire. In fact, he may well be the only person that will ever benefit from what’s he’s created. But that’s the point, isn’t it? Each person with a 3D printer can create what he and he alone needs.
The gentleman in the video always wanted a professional camera dolly to handle tracking shots. But if you’ve ever looked at the prices of professional camera gear, you know you must have a very large budget for things like dollies. But, hot damn, he’s got a 3D printer, and with it he set out to create some parts to make his own dolly.
Again, this particular project is just another relatively unknown project, which alone won’t change the world. But think of 3D printers in the hands of millions of creative people some day — now that’s a revolution.
Home 3D printer enthusiasts making way more than just knick knacks
by Mark Fleming