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

Thank you for visiting our page. We are a group of RepRap users based out of Penn State and participate in developing 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.

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!

Our Fall 2012 course is posted as EDSGN 497D It is 80% hands on build & test and redesign, but some students may focus on making models for design teams in design courses. If both sections have filled, and you are still interested in participating, please contact "nospamdbs198 atnospam nospam". The contact email has been masked in an effort to foil spambots and ineligible undergraduates.

What's New?

4.19.12: Current students - Earn 100xp for filling out our faux-SRTE survey to help improve the RepRapRPG!

3.19.12: One of our students has created a program which can take atomic force microscopy data and convert it into a STL, which will soon be released to the community.
Printed AFM scan of a Quartz crystal's surface

UPDATE: the source and readme can be found here

3.01.12: The Thermal 3D Printing Video on the PSU RepRap YouTube channel is now officially live! It's a side by side view of a normal print and a thermal print - very interesting to see, especially in the end where you can tell on the thermal which end was printed last. Go check it out and subscribe to the YouTube channel!

UPDATE: To find out more about Thermal footage and how to edit it, please refer to this page: Thermal Footage.

2.29.12: The RepSnapper Tutorial Video on the PSU RepRap YouTube channel is now officially live! Go check it out and subscribe to the YouTube channel!

2.21.12: Printiverse is officially up and running. Check it out!

2.17.12: The PSU RepRap YouTube channel has been getting some updates (including a temporary logo and some custom channel designs), as well as its first ever video! The talk on the important and future of open source by Professor Richard Doyle can be viewed here. Feel free to visit and subscribe to the channel - more videos are soon to come!

2.9.12: Several groups have been printing the parts for new RepRaps for the last few weeks. These will be the orange unit Orange, Yellow unit Yellow, and the Silver unit silver. These units will be OHM models.

Much work has been done on getting building Mondo Mondo.

For what used to be new, check PSU RUG History


All information about our electronics that we use, including firmware can be found here.


Anything and everything that deals with software will be here eventually. (WIP)

REPSNAPPER: Here is a basic video tutorial to help you get started!

Guide to printing from Windows 7.

Members, Projects & Exceptional Edits

Copy and edit one of the below names to your own handle to add yourself to our membership list:

ama5229 (contributions)
arfalcsik (contributions)
bjs5286 (contributions)
CharmQuark (contributions)
Dak (contributions)
dpd5061 (contributions)
eas5311 (contributions)
Edk5035 (contributions)
EtherDais (contributions)
Jgb5067 (contributions)
John O'Brien (contributions)
JLaz (contributions)
ksalitrik (contributions)
KtripPSU (contributions)
marcierengifo (contributions)
aeb5404 (contributions)
mslusher2011 (contributions)
Nathanb (contributions)
Nix-7c0 (contributions)
PhiloXXI (contributions)
php5014 (contributions)
rbdschur (contributions)
schienke (contributions)
StephenThor (contributions)
mtg5072 (contributions)
ncw5018 (contributions)
dcm5154 (contributions)
Filmgineer (contributions)
mzd149 (contributions)
mnk5084 (contributions)
sme5095 (contributions)
sem5354 (contributions)
nop5031 (contributions)
igm5007 (contributions)
Samkountz (contributions)

joshj (contributions)
Jza127 (contributions)

Waste Reclamation System Discussion on recycling print material.
TechZone Projects Projects from TechZone we have completed or plan on undertaking.
3D Scanner Projects Info page for 3D scanner in 305 Hammond.
Imperial Reprap SAE Discussion on using imperial parts instead of metric.
Z Opto Holder A design for a holder for the Z-opto. STL files posted.
Pen Plotter A design for a universal pen holder. STL files posted.
CAD files Posting Page for CAD files
Dual Extruder Progress blog on dual extruder development
Mullis Open Source PCR machine
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

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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

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 ? ?
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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