About six months ago, Jan and I discovered a project that sparked our imagination.
Imagine you need a coat-hanger, but instead of going to the shop, you open up your browser, look up a model you like on the internet and print it out yourself.
3D printing, that is what we are talking about.
RepRap is an open source replicating rapid prototyper, available under the GPL license. You can assemble it with (most) parts available in your local hardware shop. More then fifty percent of a new RepRap can be printed out by other RepRap’s.
We decided to take on this challenge. Without any knowledge on electronics we’ll figure out how to build one ourselves and will document this process step by step as we go along. We hope others can benefit from this and hope to find a helping hand when we screw up.
The model we are going to build is the Mendel. This is already the second generation that the geniuses at RepRap created.
Underneath, you’ll find a list of posts, which will expand in the future. Each one referring to a night of fun we had while figuring this thing out and building it.