Gene Hacker created a 3D printer out of LEGO. It’s like a lo-rez reprap that operates in polar coordinates instead of the more familiar cartesian system. This is still very alpha and his demos show some promising 3D blobs of frosting. With that in mind, however, most of the basic functionality of a rapid fabrication system is here. Hacker posted the necessaries to Instructables, so you should be able to replicate his design and put your mind to making it even better.
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1. Buy a copy of Visual Studio 2008 Pro.
2. Develop in .Net CF 3.5 using the emulator or a real device (your choice!).
At least it’s not a yearly fee like the Apple $99 fee and I don’t have to get Microsoft’s approval on my apps.