CBS News has the story Intel hopes to bring 3D printed robot kits to market this year.
The hardware designs will be available through an open-source platform, allowing anyone with access to a 3D printer to make and create basic parts. Essential parts that can’t be printed, such as motors, wires, battery and processors, will be available to consumers in a kit that can be purchased on the project’s website, according to Re/code.
Take that Apple and Google. At $1600 per kit, I don’t think this market will use enough Intel chips to replace declining sales of PC’s. However, this project could lead to some amazing changes to our world.
I think I may keep my Intel stock for a little while longer. Even if I doubt I am going to spend the money on the robot kit at the initial prices, I may be able to buy one eventually. The prices will come down, but not as fast as smart phone prices have come down. Too much of the cost is in hardware that is not produced like a semiconductor chip.