This blog will focus on the construction of three Mendels. The first was made as a lab Mendel in the Solheim Rapid Prototyping Laboratory @ the University of Washington. The second and third are being made as personal printers for myself and Marcus, a fellow ME student. The primary focus will be on my printer with some discussions about the others.
The first Mendel, O’Blue, had its plastic parts built on the labs Stratasys Dimension 768BST.
Stratasys Dimension 768BST
So it is a first generation RepRap (not offspring of a RepRap). The other two are also first generation RepRaps, but are half siblings with O'Blue as most of their parts were printed on a newer Dimension uPrint.
The new Mendels being printed on the uPrint
My next post will briefly discuss the build of O'Blue and some of the lessons we learned that we are applying to the new Mendels. There are some pictures of O'Blue printing @ UW Engineering Discovery Days located on my other blog.