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.
- Produce the basic frame and other mechanics for a complete RepRap, without embedded electronics etc.
- Produce RepRap extruders and extruder carousel
- 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)