MACHINES

The Crowdsourced Robot: You Can Build One for About $3,000

A French sculptor is crowdsourcing a robot design that hundreds of people, all over the world, are building. All you need is a 3D printer, some hardware and a lot of patience
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Aug 05, 2014 at 7:26 AM ET

French artist Gael Langevin has whipped up a DIY robot design and put the plans online for anyone (including you) to download and adapt. All over the world, hundreds of people are building and tweaking their versions of his robot in their home workshops, thanks to the magic of 3D printing. Pretty exciting stuff, no?

We sat down with Langevin and Kevin Waters to talk shop.