RepRap Grandchild Produced

By on February 6th, 2010 in Event, printer


Maker Erik de Bruijn has already persuaded his RepRap 3D printer to produce parts for a “child” printer, as have others using the RepRap design. That’s one of the main objectives for the RepRap project: a self-replicating machine. This was first accomplished in mid-2008, as we reported then
On Friday Erik announced on Twitter the next brave step:
It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE! My second child! My first RepRap grandchild!
We’re not sure if this is in fact the *very* first RepRap grandchild, but it’s quite an accomplishment, nevertheless. Erik continues:
It’s name is Leo. His father’s name is Charles, both from the Darwin family. It will be demonstrated at #FOSDEM
FOSDEM is the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting, taking place today and tomorrow. 


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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