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Darth Replicator

by beekeeper, published

Darth Replicator by beekeeper Sep 20, 2012

Description

Just a Parody. Truth is, it can be taken either way. I kind of like Darth Vader, even if he is bad. The guy looks great in black, and comes into the room with presence. If you like the Replicator 2 you hopefully will like this. If you hate the closed source of the Replicator 2, you will hopefully like this. Either perspective, it's Win-Win. Enjoy

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I do. I care if it's closed source.

I agree. It won't take long for one of us to reverse engineer the whole thing and publish it were it belongs: on thingiverse.
From the available pictures, the only major change is the simple iron angle frame... A good opportunity for many of us to acquire welding skills.
Add to that a blower to the print head assembly and some scaling changes. The electronics are very probably the same for production cost and service reasons. The firmware might have changed a little, but probably not enough to care, unless they made the new software incompatible with the old firmware... in which case just use the old one.
The announced 100µm layer thickness doesn't seems to be achievable with the stock 0.4 mm nozzle... It still looks to me a bit like an experimental feature for the braves. (Remember, Remember, the Dual Struder)
The "For PLA" feature seems to be a great way to get rid of the over sized heated build platform.

Probably a nice machine, but I would have expected the price tag to go down, not up. Ah marketing, why can't I get a hold on you!

I agree!

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Darth Replicator by beekeeper is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Just a Parody, don't get your knickers all bunched up.

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IcanCwhatUsay on Sep 22, 2012 said:

Personally, Who cares if it's closed source. So is the iPhone and it took people all of 6 hours to crack that wide open. All Prusa has to do is patent his design in such a way that MB can't use it and have to develop their own design. I guarantee that if he does that. MB would come to the table and talk this out.

Patola on Oct 18, 2013 said:

I do. I care if it's closed source.

ATN22 on Sep 24, 2012 said:

I agree. It won't take long for one of us to reverse engineer the whole thing and publish it were it belongs: on thingiverse.
From the available pictures, the only major change is the simple iron angle frame... A good opportunity for many of us to acquire welding skills.
Add to that a blower to the print head assembly and some scaling changes. The electronics are very probably the same for production cost and service reasons. The firmware might have changed a little, but probably not enough to care, unless they made the new software incompatible with the old firmware... in which case just use the old one.
The announced 100µm layer thickness doesn't seems to be achievable with the stock 0.4 mm nozzle... It still looks to me a bit like an experimental feature for the braves. (Remember, Remember, the Dual Struder)
The "For PLA" feature seems to be a great way to get rid of the over sized heated build platform.

Probably a nice machine, but I would have expected the price tag to go down, not up. Ah marketing, why can't I get a hold on you!

AmishTron on Sep 21, 2012 said:

Haters gonna hate... This one gave me a chuckle...

cymon on Sep 21, 2012 said:

Ironic that the Rep2 is shiny and black. And it lost ABS and an extruder OH MY GOD IT'S TRUE!

JelleAtProtospace on Sep 21, 2012 said:

it used to be nice here with no people complaining. Now it is just a bunch of old fags yelling 'get off my lawn'.
btw, that is my manicured grass collection you are standing on, please get off. :)

Nanomid on Sep 21, 2012 said:

Thingiverse should just delete all these useless posts

cymon on Sep 21, 2012 said:

I hope they don't. I don't like them, I don't want them here, but I respect their right to be here so I hope they get to stay.

cerberus333 on Sep 21, 2012 said:

I appreciate that you are using humor to diffuse a negative situation,

timmmmyboy on Sep 21, 2012 said:

I miss the days when people actually posted things they made here instead of using it to post photos.

beekeeper on Sep 21, 2012 said:

I've posted far more than most. Check out the Mini Golf Course at http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... or the other stuff I've made.

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