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(Note: See Wiki Administration#Wiki Administrators - which is a different group than the Core Team - for an up-to-the-second list of RepRap wiki sysops, and also some tips on how you can help us build a more excellent wiki).

We try to keep RepRap as open as possible - anyone can create a wiki page describing their design for an improved extruder, or their software for loading into the machine's microcontroller. Anyone can edit such pages to extend and to improve them. Such people are you (Hello!), and you are both an engineering creator of RepRap and (through such edits) one of its administrators.

However, you can also see that publishing the superuser passwords for our servers would be taking openness a bit far.

The Core Team are reprappers who have racked up a bit of seniority and who both engineer RepRap machines and sort out administrative problems. Both these activities are equally important for the success of the project.

The Core Team - who we are

Team Member Role Location Description
Adrian Bowyer
Project founder Bath, UK This guy is the man. Founder and leader of the RepRap project. (AB: Ahem! One of the advantages of a wiki is that one can dive in an edit things created by one's colleagues when modesty demands; I am but a man...)
Vik Olliver
Software Dev is a longhair programmer/developer/artist with workshops in the Waitakere rainforest. He fights fires, programs PIC and PCs, raises kids and cats, welds, cuts, cooks and grows hydroponics for space research. He believes that specialisation is just for insects. He can be found at

is a software developer from New Zealand who also dabbles with electronics.
is a software developer and electronics designer in the North West of England by day. The rest of my life has been taken over by RepRap, details here
is a professional student/amateur artist/ex physics grad

student located in the wilds of Canada, interested in making a fused filament fabrication reprap for the inherent coolness, and with an eye to figurative and abstract sculpture. Mostly the coolness.

is sorting out lots of the Java host software and C firmware for RepRap.
is a computer programmer in North Carolina. His interests include electronics, writing, critical thinking, webcomics, chemistry, physics, photography, alternative energy, cooking and figuring out where all his spare time went...
Chris Meighan
is an artist and programmer originally from Scotland but now living in

Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His website is here.

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Philipp Tiefenbacher
is juggling math studies, a part-time

programmer job and teaching electronics to art students. What he claims to be a healthy obsession for blinking things is only surpassed with the passion for the RepRap project. Together with Marius he forms the RepRap Team at Metalab.

Marius Kintel
is a Norwegian who moved to Austria to be closer to his better half.

He's writing 3D visualization software by day and hacking all things blinking and moving at the Metalab in Vienna by night. He forms the Metalab RepRap team together with Philipp.

Bruce Wattendorf
have created the first working RepRap out of wood!!! They have also helped build the Makerbot. Nick was the youngest kid to build a RepRap successfully. Bruce is currently building parts to make another machine. They have a google group which you can view here and also now we have a google site
Nicholas Wattendorf
Nick still holds the title for being the RepRap kid and starting right from the beginning, with the help of his father we completed the first Darwin in the USA and 3rd in the world. Nick is planning on teaching Music Education, as well as technical education. He is also a very active Amateur Radio Operator as well as Team captain of the runner up to the world's FTC Robotic's team Renegade 154!
Rhys Jones
is a research student at Bath University. He is working on printing with multiple different materials in RepRap for his PhD.
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Rob Gilson
Wiki Admin Toronto, Canada Rob is a computer engineering undergrad at the University of Ottawa currently working in Toronto. With the help of Hacklab.To he has just finished building his first Reprap (a Mendel) and is an avid enthusiast of the interweb, lasers and any combination thereof.
Bogdan Kecman
Belgrade, RS is high availability systems consultant with background in both software and hardware spending all hard earned cash on building robots
Erik de Bruijn
Netherlands Erik Co-founded three IT companies. He studied information management at the University of Tilburg and he is fully immersed in the RepRap project for years now. Erik has given talks throughout Europe and in New York and Boston on RepRap and the democratization of fabrication technology and the effects on innovation and wealth. Full bio... See also Erik's RepRap blog.. He's co-founder and co-designer of the Ultimaker, an open source, large build platform derivative of the RepRap project. For more info, see Ultimaker...
Brisbane, Australia David/Buzz is a software developer/programmer,retro-hacker, electronics enthusiast and open-source advocate, who loves making stuff go. I collect power tools, skydive, scubadive, fly a gyrocopter, hack electronics and software, and whatever else takes my fancy. I agree with Vic: specialising is for everyone else.
Wade Bortz
Vancouver, Canada Wade is a maker/engineer, who has worked on inertial nav systems for shoes, hybrid locomotives, CTBTO nuke detection sites in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and of course, a growing stack of RepRaps.
Josef Průša
Czech Republic Josef is a DJ. He's a webmaster at Nábytek. He's printed 20 sets of Mendel parts, and he's busy making Mendel better.
Timothy Schmidt
Michigan, USA Tim is a co-maintainer of the RepSnapper reprap control software, Skeinosaur developer, and contributor to MCAD and Eiffel.
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Neil Underwood
North Carolina, USA Neil maintains the Google Agregate feed for RepRap, runs RepRapLogPhase blog which does regular reviews of RepRap related products, created a video series describing how to build Sells and Prusa Mendel, designed the Brutstruder, the printable version of the Makergear planetary gear extruder, the printable Horizontal Filament Spool, and has contributed to the design of the Prusa Mendel. Neil is very active member of the Loaner Program.
Viktor Dirks
Germany ... the man for special solutions ... Laser Cutter, Paste Dispenser.
Markus "Traumflug" Hitter
Germany Traumflug is a self-employed mechanical engineer by profession, a perfectionist and the developer of projects like Generation 7 Electronics, Teacup Firmware and Visolate 3. For RepRap, he believes in replicatable and do-it-yourselfable solutions, not only because such solutions have to be simple. And simplicity is what matters to him.

Adding Admin Members

This is a list of RepRap's Administrators. Please contact Adrian Bowyer for information on getting involved on the core team. Core team member should be added using the following:

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