It starts with Yoshimi, a 3d printed robot developed by Ed Sells made on expensive Stratasys machine (since RepRap didn't exist at the time) and was wired manually trough internal channels filled with Wood's metal. The process was slow and messy, electric connections were unreliable.
|Yoshimi 3d printed robot. Source: RepRapPro|
As the technology advances, Adrian updated the robot design which he calls Sells now in honor of Ed. Tho robot can be printed on cheap dual extruder home 3d printer like Ormerod in one go and is internally wired with F-Electric conductive filament.
|Sells 3d printed robot. Source RepRapPro.|
We are moving in small steps, but we are moving forward! The advancements are obvious in span of few years.
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