Installing RepRap on your computer

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The RepRap software currently runs under 32-bit Linux or Microsoft Windows. We are working on adding Mac and 64-bit versions.

You will need Java on your computer. If you don't have it already, get it here:

You will also need to download and install the Arduino development environment to build the firmware for your RepRap machine. That is available here:

Finally in this prerequisites section, you will need to download and install the Sanguino add-ons for Arduino. Get them here:

RepRap Download

Download the RepRap distribution from Sourceforge:

There are a number of files and packages from the project available there, but the main download (which is about 65 MB) will have a name like This is the one file you want. It is the main Sourceforge download for RepRap; nnnnnn is the name of the current RepRap machine and yyyymmdd is the date of the release.

Linux Installation

You can install and use RepRap in your own file-space under Linux.

In your own space

Unzip the downloaded file:

$ unzip

This will create a directory called reprap-nnnnnn-yyyymmdd. To run the RepRap software simply move to that directory and run the file named reprap:

$ cd reprap-nnnnnn-yyyymmdd
$ ./reprap

Installing for all users

If you want RepRap to be available system-wide to all users, you will need to log in as the superuser to install it.

Windows Installation