25 March 2013

Printing guns, dildos and houses on the moon

Whenever I hear one of those topics, the hairs in the back of my neck start rising.
And that is me saying it very polite.
So, before you read on: this is me venting.

Have you ever had that someone comes up to you and asks: can I print a gun with that ? or a dildo ?

My standard answer is :

Picture a 3D printer as a faery, complete with magical wand and all.
Now this faery is hoovering in front of you and he,she,it says you can wish for anything, and it will be granted.

And you wish for a gun and dildo !?!?

then  there is something seriously wrong inside of your head.
Really, you are ill.
Get professional help.
My first wish would be a roof over everybody's head and 
Even better, some food in their bellies.

talking about a roof over your head:

printing houses on the moon !?!?

I am sure there will come a day when this will be true, but not in the near future.
And I see complete company's making elaborate plans for this right now. with funding!!
I am guessing it will take us humans about 10 to 20 years to be able to get to the moon in a sound manner.
But I am sure that the techniques that we are thinking up right now, to be used in 20 years, will be completely obsolete in about 5 years.
And why stop at printing houses on the moon.
Why not print an entirely new moon with housing.
(Surfers here on earth will love that as well)

So, I would like the company's that are funding these kind of silly things to contact me,
as I have a couple of dozen other useless projects that need funding.
One of them being: printing houses on the bottom of the ocean, 
and one is: printing houses in the center of the sun.
one would not need plumbing and one would not need central heating

A win-win situation 


  1. Hi, This is from the reprap site: "RepRap is about making self-replicating machines, and making them freely available for the benefit of everyone". With this aim in mind people are allowed the freedom to imagine any structure to print. Either a) you're jealous or b) don't believe in freedom of expression. Perhaps a cabin in the hills away from humanity is your best bet.

    People always start with "silly" ideas, but it starts the thinking process which is the real aim of universal 3d printing machines.

  2. So according to you, gun and dildo companies aren't allowed to benefit from 3D printing? that makes no sense.

    Seriously Jos, you should keep your opinions to your self, your fundamentalist attitudes are affecting your company's image.

  3. No, you misunderstood what I am trying to say.
    I am NOT opposed to Gun and dildo manufacturers 3D printing.
    In fact : if a dildo manufacturer wants a Cartesio, I will give them a good discount.

    What I am opposed of is that the consensus of the general public is that 3D printing is only used for guns, dildos and houses on the moon.

    1. That makes sense, there ya go.. Just had to say it in the right way.

    2. Yeah, this is like today Android,IPhone etc. Market ,today users have a nuclear power plant in their pocket(compared to the old days) and they are only interested for that f.cking facebook !
      There are many choiches to explore!
      BTW: This 3d printers construction is awesome!

  4. The interesting thing about architectural construction for the moon is that the same technologies can be applied to purely terrestrial construction as well, but if you start with that then you have a horde of contractors, teamsters and other trade professionals coming for your blood because of the threat to their livelihood. Better to design "for the moon" and prove the technology's use - and THEN just roll it out to pre-fab a complete housing area after the next Katrina or similar circumstances that will allow us to abbreviate the approval process and reduce the local kick-back from displaced tradesmen.

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  6. About "everybody with a roof on the head" sentence, I'd like to make a link with "printing a house on the moon" paragraph.

    I'm quite excited about 3d printing progress because I believe, I strongly believe than in a near future, and because some people of NASA imagined these kind of technologies, everybody will get a roof for a cheap fee.

    We already saw this for teflon of micro-wave systems, so we'll see.