The Smithsonian Museum is 3-D scanning and printing a significant portion of the museum’s collection. Hopefully, this means that anyone with a 3-D printer will be able to create at least a model of any object they scan. While they have no plans to release the scans to the public at this time, it would be a simple matter of posting the files online for distribution. It’s only a matter of time before people are able to skip the museum gift shop and print their own scale replica of the mars rover at home.

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