Wednesday, September 5, 2012

YaRRp - Where does the name come from?

Actually this should have been my first post to make as the name YaRRp may not be so clear to everybody.

YaRRp stands for Yet Another RepRap Project. Why you might ask? As the whole '3D printing at home' phenomenon is based on the RepRap project (Replicating Rapid-prototyper) of Professor Adrian Bowyer of Bath University who came up with the first self-replicating machine (see picture), it is only just to refer to his early work; hence the name YaRRp.

P.S. For those of you who jumped to the RepRap link and started reading: it's an awful lot of material (mechanics, electronics, programming, ...) to digest.
That's why I set out to simplify assembly, easy of calibration and ease of use of 3D printing without losing capability and without giving in on the fun of making physical things on your desk or in your shed.

Adrian Bowyer's and his team's first self-replicating 3D printer

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