Starting with a masterclass for building a RepRap, ProtoSpace Labmanagers soon began to research and improve on the design of this first open source printer, resulting in what is now known as the Ultimaker Original. Ultimaker became a spin-off company, becoming an enterprise independent of the ProtoSpace FabLab, but maintaining its close connection. Since the first RepRap Masterclasses, ProtoSpace continued to organize meetings and Masterclasses for 3D print enthousiasts to share knowledge. With these 'Ulti-evenings' and masterclasses, ProtoSpace builds and maintains a strong off-line community dedicated to (spreading the knowlegde about) 3D printing.
To build your own Ultimaker Original:
BOM and Parts: https://github.com/Ultimaker/UltimakerOriginal
Wiki manual: all the instructions you need
An album from back in the days where the Original was still called 'Protobox': https://www.flickr.com/photos/protospace/sets/72157625010960638/
For more up to date fancy material you can download the press kit at: https://www.ultimaker.com/pages/company/press-kit
Want to take a trip down memory lane? Look at the first posts at http://tinyurl.com/umgooglegroupsView Project Files