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Pixelmagic
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Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

Hi,

Cannot find a single reference in the blog posting and also not a word in the video that Joel made with Josef of the XL also will be open source.

Anyone that can give some insight on this ?

Posted : 19/11/2021 8:35 am
Aaronc321
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RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

They want people to collaborate and help them improve their product, so I would be extremely surprised if they didn't keep this open source. That's always been their mantra from the beginning. It's even described in their "about us" section. Strange they wouldn't mention it though, so, I suppose time will tell? You've got until the middle of next year to find out at least. LOL.

Posted : 19/11/2021 7:11 pm
Pixelmagic
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

Found this video from the fair in Germany, it is German spoken but the Prusa employee confirms that it is open source at around 10:09

 

 

Posted : 19/11/2021 7:13 pm
MechVince
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RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

I suspect that the files will not be released until after they begin to ship.  If they don't keep the files private initially the cloners will be shipping them before Prusa is able to.  I am sure they will be released in time, but we still have a ways to go before the XL in any form is out in the wild.

Posted : 19/11/2021 8:59 pm
Pixelmagic
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

That seems logical, you cannot publish files of something that is not in the final state. In the video from Joel Josef says that some things are not  totally ready.

if I remember correct the MK3S+ where also published a few weeks after the release. That is no problem I think. Also there will be things like pcb's, sensors and such that are not easy to make or source, that does not mean that the concept can be open source so others can modify, improve (or just copy).

Posted : 19/11/2021 9:16 pm
Bill
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RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

Not to mention the BIG open source tatoo on Joseph's right forearm....

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Posted : 23/11/2021 2:00 pm
Pixelmagic
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

LOL. I think you are right, at the same time we all have done something in our lives that when looking bad maybe was not te best decision. 🙂

Posted by: @bill-3

Not to mention the BIG open source tatoo on Joseph's right forearm....

 

Posted : 23/11/2021 7:16 pm
Painted Futures
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RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

 

Posted by: @mechvince

I suspect that the files will not be released until after they begin to ship.  If they don't keep the files private initially the cloners will be shipping them before Prusa is able to.  I am sure they will be released in time, but we still have a ways to go before the XL in any form is out in the wild.

Unpopular opinion: I think that Prusa should keep their manufacturing files private for several months after the XL is released. With how complex the new printer will be, open sourcing files will be of little benefit to ordinary hobbyists, but will be very helpful for Chinese clone companies. Any individual with the ability to benefit from Prusa's work is most likely already using a Voron or Rat Rig that they built and customized themselves.

Posted : 24/11/2021 12:08 pm
Area51
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RE: Will the Prusa XL be open source ?

In the latest Prusa Live #35, Open Source is mentioned and the Prusa XL will be Open Source after delivery of printers begins.
Specification for electronics will be delayed due to chip shortage, when the chip marked is more stable, the specification will be Open Source too. Argument is to avoid competition with 3. party manufacturers on the same chips and not being able to deliver printers to, well us 😉
I think this is totally reasonable...

And Josef shows his Open Source tattoo in the live cast...

 

 

Have a look at my designs on PrusaPrinters ;)...
Posted : 25/11/2021 3:40 am
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