First Steps FAQ
This page is intended to create an introductory guide for those new to RepRap, please add links or text that you think will help
Follow on with this introduction to 3D printing
Visual guide to Makergear Prusa Mendel
Learning about different machines and price points
Q: How do I get to the main wiki page, is there a short url?
A: there is a bitly shortlink, just type "j.mp/tvrrug" into your browser
Q: What electronics are used for the TVRRUG RepRap
A: @folknology is leading a project to create a custom set of e-modules. They will be Arduino compatible.
Main controller unit Dual Stepper Controller unit (at least 2 required per machine) Optional Numeric unit Power Adapter unit
@folknology gave a tour of the electronics at an IRC meeting on 04/10/11, the minutes of which are on the google group.
Since then the design has been modified, which has also been discussed on the google group.
Q: Why are we not using Arduino?
A: the TVRRUG E-Mods will be more functional and lower cost, modular and easy to solder.
Q: What software tools are available?
A: There is a good list at Useful_Software_Packages We are using OpenSCAD for print design and EagleCAD for electronics.