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Welcome to the State College RepRap User's Group Wiki!

  • Our meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at The Make Space, downtown in the alley behind Green Bowl and the Fraser Street garage.
  • Thank you for visiting our page. We are a group of RepRap users based out of Penn State & the State College area. We participate in designing new parts and improvements for RepRap and have created a new merging of the Mendel and Prusa RepRap designs which we call the Open Hybrid Mendel, or OHM for short. We also are developing the RepRap Mullis as a low-cost laboratory robot capable of preforming DNA amplification via a polymerase chain reaction.
  • Our project is combined with class offerings at Penn State, so if you are interested and attend PSU be sure to contact us for information!

What's New?

For what used to be new, check PSU RUG History.

  • 12.13.12 Printer showcase in the Engineering Design Expo at the Bryce Jordan Center.
  • 11.28.12 Samantha Yuhas had her article about EDSGN 497D published in Onward State.
  • 11.12.12: Participation in the PSU Hackathon.
  • 9.17.12: Prior newslines archived.


A picture of the Printiverse homepage.

Printiverse is the website for the 3D printing service hosted here at Penn State where students and faculty can submit orders for their designs to be 3D printed. In addition the website also contains a database of the prints that have been completed as well.

Submission Process

All order submissions go through a four step process known as; Pending, Approved, In Progress, and Complete.

  • Pending: The designs are simply in the queue waiting to be evaluated by the print service to see if it passes specifications, if specifications are not passed the designer is informed of design problems and encouraged to resubmit.
  • Approved: Once past inspections the designs are in a queue waiting to be assigned a member of the print service team.
  • In Progress: A member of the print service team has been assigned to print the submission and it is being printed by one of the machines.
  • Complete: The submission is printed and ready for pickup, in addition the Printiverse database is updated with a picture and relevant information.

Electronics & Software

  • All information about our electronics including firmware that we use can be found here.
  • Anything and everything that deals with software will be here eventually. (WIP)

Members and Alumni

Members and Alumni

Most SCRUG members are/were students of Penn State's 400 level Edsgn course called "Open Source 3D Printing." On their user pages, you can find blog responses about many of the topics covered in the course.

Projects & Exceptional Edits

Solidworks OHM Fully assembled OHM in SolidWorks.
Mullis Open Source PCR machine.
Hot Tip Hot Tip project.
Base Plate Base Plate project.
TechZone Projects Projects from TechZone we have completed or plan on undertaking.
Razor Blade Designs These are designs for razorblade holders designed by our 497D class.
Pen Plotter A design for a universal pen holder. STL files posted.
CAD files Posting Page for CAD files.
Dual Extruder Development of a dual extrusion system for existing machines.
Waste Reclamation System Discussion on recycling print material.
Stepper Paste Extruder Development of paste extruder driven by a stepper motor.
Vertex Parametrization Development of OpenSCAD code for variable-angle vertices.

Our Prototyping Systems

Operating Specifications (Update info on individual pages)
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Unit Zero


Unit One

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PSU Mendel Alpha

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PSU Mendel Beta

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PSU Huxley


PSU Fab@Home

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PSU Unit Zeta

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PSU Unit Green

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PSU Unit White

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PSU Unit Clear


PSU Unit Mondo

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PSU Unit Orange

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PSU Unit Silver

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PSU Unit MakerBot ToM Mk6+

PSU Unit MakerBot Cupcake Gen 3


PSU Unit Yellow


PSU Unit Rainbow


PSU Big Red

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PSU Unit Purple


PSU Orange 2

Printer Status

This page was the home of the PSU MakerBot printers. They have since been moved to two separate pages.
Operating Specifications (Update info on individual pages)
Name Status Design Electronics Firmware Extruder Temperature Comments
Alpha Alpha Wood ? ?
Beta Beta Wood .35mm 220C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS Marlin Thumb uo.png
Huxley Huxley
Black Black Black .35mm 220C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS Marlin Thumb down.png
White White White .35mm Hot Tip: 205C Bed: 55C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS 1.4 Marlin Thumb down.png
Clear Clear Clear .35mm 220C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS Marlin Thumb down.png
Green Alpha Green ? ?
Mondo Mondo Wood ? ?
Yellow & Green Yellow Yellow & Green .40mm 185C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS Marlin Thumb uo.png
Silver Silver Silver ? ?
Orange Orange Orange ? ?
Rainbow Black Rainbow .5mm (TBD since the "new" hot end had filament stuck inside) 203C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS Marlin Thumb uo.png
Gold Gold Gold .35mm 200C Open Hybrid Mendel RAMPS 1.4 Marlin Thumb down.png
Big Red Big_Red Red .35mm 210C Open Hybrid Mendel Rambo Marlin Thumb down.png
Fab@Home Purple Fab@Home V2 Purple

Page Map


Useful Links

State College RepRap Users Group
S.C.R.U.G. Main · The Make Space · Intercollegiate Future Society · Wiki Help
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