Installing RepRap on your computer
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:
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 reprap-nnnnnn-yyyymmdd.zip. 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.
You can install and use RepRap in your own file-space under Linux.
In your own space
Unzip the downloaded file:
$ unzip reprap-nnnnnn-yyyymmdd.zip
This will create a directory called reprap-nnnnnn-yyyymmdd (with the name of the current RepRap machine and the distribution date substituted, clearly). 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.