A MakerBot Self Replicates!!!!

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Wow, just wow! Christian Arnø has made a MakerBot with a MakerBot and has achieved MakerBot self replication!!! SO MUCH WIN!

The reprap is not the only 3d printer that can replicate itself, now the Makerbot can too.

This Makerbot is made out of approximately 150 individual pieces that is printed on , (yes you guessed it) a Makerbot.

My Makerbot worked hard everyday for about a month straight to finish this project, and i am immensly happy about the end result

(The pictures doesn’t do it justice one bit, but it really is a thing of beauty)

Make sure to check out the MakerBot made by a MakerBot page on Thingiverse to look at all the pictures! WOW!

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  • Jeremy
    June 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm
     

    Any word on percentage of parts self replicated? It looks like it could actually be higher than the reprap mendel.

     
  • Heather
    June 4, 2010 at 2:16 pm
     

    Yo dawg, I heard you like Makerbot, so I put a Makerbot in your Makerbot so you can Makerbot while you Makerbot.

     
  • Dave
    June 4, 2010 at 2:20 pm
     

    Wow! Way to go, Christian!!

     
  • Ben Rockhold
    June 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm
     

    WHAT.
    WHAAAAAAT?!?!?

    This is pretty darn mind blowing, for so many reasons.
    I really, really need to know the vitamin percentage.
    From a cursory glance it looks far below the Mendel, given the entire hardware burrito needed, as well as all those bits that are still plastic.

     
  • Matthew Williams
    June 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm
     

    How much plastic was used and how much does it weigh? Feel sturdier than the stock wood enclosure?

    This is some serious awesome-ness; bravo sir!

     
  • Dave
    June 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm
     

    > …as well as all those bits that are still plastic.

    A bunch of those could be printed, even if he hasn’t done it yet. The X/Y assembly seems mostly printed, including the Y pulley. The X & Z pulleys don’t look printed but thingiverse has them elsewhere. A printruder or paxtruder could take care of the extruder & dinos. Maybe design a thing for the mobo/stepper standoffs. After that, it’s the Z platform (which he seems capable of printing) then just metal and electronics.

     
  • Manelsen
    June 5, 2010 at 12:02 am
     

    …and the Von Neumann award goes to…

     
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    June 5, 2010 at 4:35 am
     

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  • =ml=
    June 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm
     

    Sweet!!!

    Add Zaggo’s Printruder II and supports (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1980) and the push the printcentage to the next level!

    WIN, WIN, WIN!!!

    Go!

    =ml=

     
  • TheTacoBucket
    June 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm
     

    Amazing! Let’s just hope it never becomes self aware! That’s the day that Humanity lost… When the machines fought back. Daah Daah Daa da da…. Daah Daah Daa da da…. ( terminator music begins) Buckets of Tacos Buckets of fun! TheTacoBucket

     
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  • Mark
    December 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm
     

    When a maker-bot made by a maker-bot can make another maker-bot… Then its real.

     
  • Mark
    December 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm
     

    Including the “electrics and stuff”

     
 

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