Hobby-hacking Eric


haskell for reprap?

Another potentially fun and probably big project for Haskellers: software for the RepRap project. The goal of RepRap is to build an open-source 3D printer for under $500 and with the ability to print out its own parts. Their control software is written in Java... borriiing.

Maybe this is the kind of niche that Haskell could jump in to, something a little unusual (like darcs and xmonad), and very useful at the same time (like darcs and xmonad). My rough thought was that we could similar successes with xmonad, building solid and minimal code for something that is real world (you don't get any more real than physical objects).

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