RepRap Version II "Mendel"
This section of the RepRap documentation is about building and using RepRap Version II "Mendel". It is under construction.
Mendel vs. Darwin
Mendel is the latest generation RepRap machine. Mendel supercedes the first version, which we call Darwin. For RepRap Version I "Darwin" instructions follow this link.
Mendel has the following key improvements over Darwin:
- Bigger print area, smaller machine footprint
- Improved constraint on the z-axis to eliminate jamming
- Better axis efficiency
- Simpler assembly
- Capacity of tool changing
This video illustrates these improvements:
For a numerical comparison see this blog post.