I just barely got the talk proposal in on time for the Open Hardware Summit coming up in September.
Here’s an excerpt from what I submitted. Wish me luck!
What you intend to talk about:
Bitbeam is a LEGO Technic-compatible building technology. Bitbeam can be printed on a 3D-printer or cut with a CNC router or laser-cutter, which means it can be made out of plastic, wood, or aluminum.
Bitbeam is also inspired by another project called “grid beam”. Grid beam is an open system similar to Erector Sets, but can be used to create life size objects like desks, tables, chairs, shelves, lamps, and even electric vehicles.
This talk will cover:
- The history of bitbeam and grid beam
- The history of the building toy market
- How to make bitbeam with a 3d-printers or laser-cutters
- The future of the project (more robots, more kits)