RUG/California/Northern California

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You might also want to look at RUG/California/Bay Area. Perhaps some or all of that page should be merged into this page. (Discuss)

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RepRap Map link.


Arbitrarily: 7pm Tuesday every other week, starting with the second Tuesday in January. (edit this)

Nearby Robot Hobby Clubs

  • local First Robotics Competition
  • local RoboOne and Robot hobby group.

Keyword searches to help you find Geek Groups Meetups

(keywords: your town, artist-run center, artbot, barcamp, dorkbot, experimental media, ham radio, linux, arduino, blender, circuit bending, RC aircraft, rocketry, cnc, etc.) This will require a few google searches, where you enter your town and one of the keywords above into the following string: "Your Town" keyword (meetup OR meeting OR group OR club OR society OR workshop OR hobby) [] []

  • Local/Nearest FabLab or Techshop,
  • Community College with a Machine Shop that people can use?
  • CNC Group Meetups on or otherwise


Official RepRap Suppliers

Local Suppliers

Local Shops may be better or worse than buying from online retailers. This depends on your local shops and what you're getting. Stepper motors you'll want to get online, steel rod - perhaps not. Fasteners, it depends. You may want to check your yellow pages to look these up, as opposed to online.

  • Local Steel Suppliers (e.g. Construction suppliers)
  • Local Bearing Suppliers (Skateboard Shop)
  • Local Fastener Suppliers
  • Local Electronics Suppliers

  • Local Machine Tool/Industrial Supply, (Occasionally unwelcome to hobbyists, but who knows?)
  • Local Electronics Surplus Shop

You may want to check:

  • Local Jeweler's Supply Shop

(For all those tiny drill bits for the nozzles.)

Disclaimer: We should have called the RUGs RepRap Developer Groups in honor of the fact that

  1. Everyone is a developer.
  2. People keep stuffing neat new machines into the RUG forums, rather than into the wiki. (Arrrggh!)

If you are reading this, you're a reprap developer, not a "user". Please join reprap-dev, our technical but friendly and friendly but technical mailing list. Thank you. --Sebastien Bailard 06:55, 21 April 2011 (UTC)