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RepRap Family Tree

by watsdesign, published

RepRap Family Tree by watsdesign Jun 6, 2011

Description

Did you ever wonder about the history of the reprap ?

reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Family_Tree

It's a visualization of the evolution of the reprap and some other 3d-printers over time (with 150+ projects now, and updated every 2-3 months).

"In the core team, we see what I will call a punctuated animal model of evolution while the larger reprap community is a very vibrant bacterial model." -Forrest Higgs (16-01-2009), about the evolution model of the reprap.

Why oshw is great ? Because it's alive muahaha !

[01/11/2011] update 3.2
[07/01/2012] update 3.3
[14/04/2012] update 4.0
[29/10/2012] Now on github ! github.com/EmmanuelG/OpenHardwarePhylogenetics/tree/master/RepRap%20Family%20Tree

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It would be easier for the firmware/electronics, since they have less variations than repraps :)

I may try to do that when I'll have some time to look for the infos (mostly release dates), and started to note them on the wiki page (was also thinking to do that for the evolution of the extruders ^^).

What would be necessary to do something similar for the Firmwares, and the electronics? It would be really useful

After aggregating all that, I hesitated to organize the printers by how their platform move (only Z for most of the cubic shapes, YZ for Up/Orca/Mosaic, XY for makerbot and some repstrap, only Y for the mendel childs; plus a special category fore the delta, rotating or arm based concept).

I wonder if there is a preferable strategy... (Y and YZ seems good for the external volume)

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Instructions

1) Choose a file (.ai, .svg, .pdf, .png) and print-it-yourself or buy a poster at Zazzle if you prefer bit.ly/k5GbJJ

2) Look at what have been done in only some years.

3) Make the futur.

But remember : never expose a printer to bright lights (especially sunlight, which will kill it); never get it wet; and never feed it after midnight ;P

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bkubicek on Nov 21, 2011 said:

What would be necessary to do something similar for the Firmwares, and the electronics? It would be really useful

watsdesign on Nov 22, 2011 said:

It would be easier for the firmware/electronics, since they have less variations than repraps :)

I may try to do that when I'll have some time to look for the infos (mostly release dates), and started to note them on the wiki page (was also thinking to do that for the evolution of the extruders ^^).

watsdesign on Jun 7, 2011 said:

After aggregating all that, I hesitated to organize the printers by how their platform move (only Z for most of the cubic shapes, YZ for Up/Orca/Mosaic, XY for makerbot and some repstrap, only Y for the mendel childs; plus a special category fore the delta, rotating or arm based concept).

I wonder if there is a preferable strategy... (Y and YZ seems good for the external volume)

JelleAtProtospace on Jun 7, 2011 said:

So why is the ultimaker derived from Darwin? AFAIK the only relation is that they first broke their teeth on building a Darwin, but their design has none of it's features. Their cartesian gantry owes some tribute to fab in a box (and probably some others that use a similar mechanism).

watsdesign on Jun 7, 2011 said:

At first it wasn't linked to Darwin, but when asking on the #reprap IRC some people pointed that (and many other things I then corrected). But I tend to agree with you, and will re-remove that for the next update :-[

All feedbacks to improve the chart are welcome :)

TheRuttmeister on Jun 7, 2011 said:

Wooo! the Type A Mk 1 is there!

Its spirtually an ultimaker child... but I'd not bother changing that till the damn thing is finished.

watsdesign on Jun 7, 2011 said:

thanks for the info, I will place it near the ultimaker for the next version so :)

relet on Jun 7, 2011 said:

The first one to create a loop wins. :-D

pipakin on Jun 7, 2011 said:

Ooh yay, IKBot got a mention. I really need to work on that some more.

carmiac on Jun 7, 2011 said:

But, it's always after midnight somewhere! ;-)

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