1. What the implications are for standards – will we be able to update mechanical standards like snapfits and screwcaps with simply a software update or patch?
2. Re-using CNC or laser cut offcuts – Get your screenprinter pal round for a drink and subtly direct him towards those annoyingly surplus squares of technoply.
Now, I know what you’re saying: “I’m not cool enough to be friends with a screenprinter, or indeed someone who does screenprinting!”. Well, maybe you could work some patterns or artwork into the waste areas of your lasercutting file as a starter, using a Creative Commons image search as a starter, or perhaps using Context Free you could make variable design for each batch..
3. The natural link between personal fabrication and Long Tail economics: