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HOWTO: Converting A RepStrap To A Full-blown RepRap

  • If you don't have a RepRap or a RepStrap, see What Tooling Do You Have to figure out how to get from the tools you already have to a RepStrap.
  • Once you have a RepStrap, this page describes how to get from there to a "pure" RepRap.

RepRap v1.0 is now complete.

The RepStrap can only produce parts of one material, so it is used to make structural parts first.

  1. Produce the basic frame and other mechanics for a complete RepRap, without embedded electronics etc.
  2. Produce RepRap extruders and extruder carousel
  3. Move motors and electronics (still on stripboard) onto the new RepRap frame.

This will leave a completely functional RepRap, though it is not a true RepRap because it has some stripboard controllers and so on. The final step is to produce a new RepRap using the machine, which will be a full-blown and complete RepRap.

-- Main.SimonMcAuliffe - 02 Feb 2006

How do "some stripboard controllers" disqualify a device from being a "true" RepRap? --DavidCary 02:54, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Blasted if I know.  What I want to know is why the writer wants to dump the RepStrap.  Wouldn't it be better
to have two working machines rather than one?  :D  
--Sebastien Bailard 03:05, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Further reading