This page is intended to create an introductory guide for those new to RepRap, please add links or text that you think will help
For those new to RepRap you should watch the two parts of Malcolm Napier's presentation recorded at OGGCamp11
Follow on with this: introduction to 3D printing.
Visual guide to Makergear Prusa Mendel.
Learning about different machines and price points.
Q: Why would someone want a 3D Printer?
Q: What electronics are used for the TVRRUG RepRap
A: @folknology is leading a project to create a custom set of e-modules. They will be Arduino compatible.
- Main controller unit
- Dual Stepper Controller unit (at least 2 required per machine)
- Optional Numeric unit
- Power Adapter unit
@folknology gave a tour of the electronics at an IRC meeting on 04/10/11.
Since then the design has been modified, which has also been discussed on the google group.
Q: Why are we not using Arduino?
A: the TVRRUG E-Mods will be more functional and lower cost, modular and easy to solder.
Q: What software tools are available?
A: There is a good list on the RepRap wiki. We are using OpenSCAD for print design of the RepRap parts, and EagleCAD for electronics.