RepRap Family Tree
A friend (Arthur S.) and I had thought to make a sort of "family tree" showing the development and variations of the reprap project (and it's inspired cousins).
How can you help?
Don't hesitate to mention a missing project, or if you think there is a mistake somewhere, on the following thread : reprap family tree
You're welcome to flattr this, buy a poster, or just share it everywhere :)
RepRap Family Tree - Timeline 2006-2012
The latest attempt to visualize the evolution of the reprap and some others low-cost or DIY printers (100+ projects).
As one can presume, since the Mendel projects are flourishing :)
2007 CandyFab 4000 (aug2006-may2007), Darwin (07jul), 3dhomemade J.Veloso (start somewhere in 2007) [email protected] Model 1.2, Fabaroni (fall), RapMan, CandyFab 5000, McWire_Cartesian_Bot_1_2 (06dec).
2010 RepOlaRap (08jan), Delta (10jan), T-Rep (15jan), Mini-mendel (09feb), Mendel_Variations/Catalyst (21feb), Contraptor (22feb), WolfStrap (3mar), Isaac (27march), Cupcakestrap cupcake (01apr), MultiRep (08apr), LaserCut_Mendel (10apr), Bonsai_RepStrap (14apr), Shapercube (apr), Le Big Rep (18may), Bfb3000 (24may), Foton_3Dprinter (19jun), Up!3dprinter (21jun), Francisco (05jul), Columbus (04aug), Prusa (20aug), MetalicaRap (26aug), Huxley (30aug), TRap (02sep), Big_Mendel (05sep), Huxley_Seedling (10sep), Kiwi-M5_Mendel_Battle_Tank (sep), Makerbot Thing-O-Matic (25sep), Mantis_9.1 (15oct), Kludgebot (22oct), Helium_Frog_Delta_Robot (26oct), FabPod (08nov), Doboz (10nov), Integrated_Parametric_RepRap (26nov), Ultimaker (29nov), Makergear Prusa (nov-dec), Rusty-Huxley (or Prusa-Huxley) (01dec), Gunstrap (12dec), TechZoneHuxley (25dec), Malthus (26dec), [email protected] (29dec),
2011 Shapercube 2.0 (?), EMAKER_Huxley (17jan), Mixtape_mendel (31jan), MendeLego (31jan?), Yazzo PolyBot Cranberry (01feb), A5_Powder_bed_printer (15feb), Clonedel (15feb), Mendel v2 camiel's redesign (feb), Reprap 1X2 (22feb), Tilt printer (25feb), Sumpod_3D (07mar) IKBot (09mar), AdderFab (15mar), Huxley MD (19mar), IceBot (25mar), 1X2_Tallcat (28mar), Yazzo Polybot derivative (03apr), MiniMaker (08apr), Type A Printer MK1 (10apr), Orca (21apr), 1X2_Shortcat (30apr), Betzbot (06may), Gen_X (20may), RobunDel (22may), Kinirap (23may), Bfb3000 Plus (24may), SUPER! Cupcake (24may), TechZone_InfoHub#TZ_Mondo (26may), Test_Tube_Mendel (02jun), Vik's mendel (03jun), Makergear Mosaic (04jun) Snapdragon (05jun), Adrians_Prusa_Notes (11jun), Yazzo Polybot Raspberry (14jun), K'nexStrap (16jun), Bigfoot (27jun), Mini_prusa (27jun), Cartesio (01jul), Action68's_vertical_x_axis_reprap (06jul), Repstrap Jibaro (09jul), The Future Is 3D 12x12" (9jul), Cube Vector (12jul), Super! Cupcake mk3 (12jul), Huxley-eg (17jul), SugarSnap (20jul), Deadalus 3D (25jul), Cube (27jul), Nophead's design (aug?), Kliment's Prusa12 (12mm rod Big Prusa) (04aug), 3dlpPrint (aug), VertX (14aug), Open Hybrid Mendel (Ohm) (23aug), Yarr (aug?), GRRF Protos (03sept), Printrbot (04sep), Large Ultimaker (09sept), Solidoodle (15sep), Orca v0.30 (17sep), Fablicator (17sep), Bfb 3d Touch or "bfb 4000" (27sept), Prusa_Aire (02oct), Vlad_Tepes (5oct), MendelMax (07oct), LongboatPrusa (22oct), MakeNub Builder (26oct), The Future Is 3D 16x16" (28oct), Galileo (31oct), Felix 1.0 (oct/nov?) RepRapPro_Huxley eMaker 2 (oct/nov), Artimachine's reprap (nov) Tom-Boy (02nov), a metal prusa (08nov), Prusa IT2 (11nov), Ronthomp Mendel (20nov), SeeMeCNC (20nov), FoldaRap (21nov), Rapman 3.2 (24nov), Rook (29nov), Fabbster (29nov), Buildatron 2 (nov), Formlabs (nov?) Sharebot (02dec), Printf.bot (02dec), Printrbot+ (09dec), Prism (15dec) Portable collapsible reprap (15dec) Part-Y (16dec), Prusa Air 2 (16dec), Ronthomp Mendel v3 (16dec), Sloth Mendel (18dec), Mendel90 (25dec), Lemon_Curry (29dec), Helium frog (29dec),
Next revision : 3.4
(post-it reminder for future modifications)
Machine +link (date/status/kind of)
- Pepstrap (16sept/experimental)
- SLS_wax_printer (28oct2011/experimental/sls branch)
- LulzBot/AssembledPrusaMendel (29nov2011/working/prusa)
- Darwin 2.0 (25dec2011/concept/darwin)
- Pinaise's Prusa (08jan/like the Artimachine's reprap)
- Makerbot Replicator (07jan/working-commercial/makerbot)
- EZ 3d Printer 200 (jan/commercial/like the UP!)
- Alu RepRap (08jan/experimental/printrbot style)
- Imagine 3D Printer (14jan/working-commercial/[email protected] like)
- DurbiePrusaMendel (15jan/working-commercial/prusa-genX-like)
- Makibot (15jan/experimental-commercial/ultimaker gantry style)
- Quantum ORD bot (19jan/experimental)
- iRapid (22jan/commercial/Z head XY bed/cubic, like makerbot)
- Simplified_Ball_Bearing_Mendel (30jan/working/sells-like)
- rename Parametric Printrbot (or Printrfbot) to Wallace
- move Mendel90 toward the Prusa branch (and also for other T frame that share the same z-drive style)
- Helium frog type is : SCARA (not deltabot)
- Shapercube (XZ head Y bed : darwin branch)
- MIT's multifab (2008?/working)
- Build-a-tron 1 (20011?)
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If you want to support me, you can also use flattr
The picture of the Prusa was made with the sketchup model found here
Reprap Family Tree v0.7 : You can see/edit the first diagram at https://cacoo.com/diagrams/wKA1saahe1vsKQjW (just take care of course) It was useful to start the organization.
BackgroundPage (Wealth Without Money/Darwinian Marxism)
An interesting post by Forrest Higgs, when looking at the evolution model of the reprap.
- Basically, Reprap has two models of evolution going on in parallel.
- 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.
Forks and other cool things
Add ideas, and discuss ways to help make this family tree interactive and more usefull on: Interactive RepRap Family Tree
Another really interesting attempt is here : http://lemio.nl/reprap_family/
A comparison table of the different machines RepRap - Tableau comparatif, just for the link.
Toward a RepRap taxonomy
Finally I was just trying to do the same thing as they did for the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_classification , and thus it may be easier/better to make the same if I explain the logic I was trying to apply :
Life > Domain > Kingdom > Phylum > Class > Order > Family > Genus > Species
Intended or original technology (sls, fdm, etc.) / Mechanical arrangement (XZ head and Y bed, or XY head and Z bed, etc) / Size (mendel, huxley) / Material Variation (threaded rod, aluminium extrusion, etc.) / Little Variation (commercial kits like the GRRF Protoss are based on the basic Prusa mendel with just minor changes)
(not sure of the hierarchy)
But keep in mind that even if ideas are like livings things, sometimes they pop from nowhere (or have so many ancestors that it's non-representable :)
It may be nice to map other components of the machines like the RFT.
(something very old), FiveD, Teacup, Sprinter (+emaker sprinter), Marlin (+non-gen6 marlin)
many pinch-wheels (see the robotica article), screw drive, pinch-wheel, adrian geared extruder, wade, MK1,2,3,4,5,6,7; brutstruder, greg-wade, Up!, eMaker, VertX, bird-struder, Viks'struder,