Simpson

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The original Simpson (THOR Simpson) and his first three prints.
A GUS Simpson, printing a part of itself

Simpson refers to a whole category of 3D robots. THOR (THe ORiginal) Simpson built in 2013 by Nicholas Seward in Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA. The Simpson name comes from George Gaylord Simpson who came up with the idea of Quantum Evolution, the theory that evolution can happen in abrupt burst just like the Simpson robots. Simpson robots are characterized by a delta infrastructure with only simple revolute joints. GUS Simpson and LISA Simpson are the current models.


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Typical Characteristics

  • No spherical joints
  • Delta arrangement
  • High level of symmetry
  • Minimizes number of components

As a new category of printers it will be awhile until we know exactly what is and what isn't a Simpson.

Family

Videos


Early Prototype


First THOR Simpson Print Ever


Bed Leveling for the Win


First GUS Simpson Print


First Moves of LISA Simpson


First Moves of LISA Simpson


Solidus Labs Dogleg grounded delta robot (GDR) 3D Printer

Future Developments

  • Six Arm Simpson: A 6 DOF robot.
  • BOB Simpson: A BOltless and Bearingless Simpson.

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