Simpson

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Simpson

Release status: Kinda Working

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Description
License
Author nicholas.seward
Contributors
Based-on delta
Categories
CAD Models
External Link


Disclaimer: This printer is very precise but not the most accurate. There isn't a full featured firmware that will let you do bed leveling and autocalibration. Assembly is also a trick. You have been warned.

Simpson refers to a whole category of 3D robots. THOR (THe ORiginal) Simpson built in 2013 by Nicholas Seward in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. The Simpson name comes from George Gaylord Simpson who came up with the idea of Quantum Evolution, the theory that evolution can happen in abrupt burst just like the Simpson robots. Simpson robots are characterized by a delta infrastructure with only simple revolute joints. GUS Simpson and LISA Simpson are the current models.

A GUS Simpson, printing a part of itself

Typical Characteristics

  • No spherical joints
  • Delta arrangement
  • High level of symmetry
  • Minimizes number of components

As a new category of printers it will be awhile until we know exactly what is and what isn't a Simpson.

Family

Videos

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Early Prototype

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First THOR Simpson Print Ever

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Bed Leveling for the Win

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First GUS Simpson Print

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First Moves of LISA Simpson

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First Moves of LISA Simpson

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Solidus Labs Dogleg grounded delta robot (GDR) 3D Printer

Future Developments

  • Six Arm Simpson: A 6 DOF robot.
  • BOB Simpson: A BOltless and Bearingless Simpson.

Links