Aug 23, 2013

RepRap Wally makes first moves

From a man who brought us Simpson, Nicholas Seward, here comes Wally. The design should be low-cost, fast and precise.

ITS ALIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!



More detailed presentation of concept in almost finished phase:




Animation of the Wally:



http://www.youtube.com/user/nickseward?feature=watch


Main design outlines:
  • No linear rails
  • 28 cheap 608 bearings
  • 12 unique plastic pieces (none require support)
  • Printable on a 150x150mm machine
  • Theoretical speeds in excess of 500mm/s
  • Theoretical resolution is less than 25 microns

RepRap forum thread with more details:

http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?185,220993