Last year, we gave Ponoko a Best of Green Award for being the best online store. We said then that "what they are doing is transformational" and how you could spend all day trying to figure out the implications of what they are creating, and not scratch the surface of it.
This year, Ponoko introduced 100Kgarages, a program in which it acts as the interface between designers with ideas and producers with Shopbot tools in what they hope will be a hundred thousand garages and workshops across the country. Shopbot owners get work; designers get tools; the public gets access to both. The best ideas from everywhere can be made in your backyard. This really will change everything.
Image Credit: Ponoko, Shopbot. Full Disclosure: Graham Hill is on the Board of Directors of Ponoko