User:Sebastien Bailard/Sandbox/Build A Machine
The RepRap Mendel now comes in 3 major variants. Each version is ready for you to build.
Please note that the Prusa and Huxley are still somewhat experimental and not yet fully documented.
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People are more important than tools. First check to see if you have a local RepRap User Group. Ideally, they may allow you to borrow a set of Mendel parts, as part of the Loaner Program. Or they'll be happy to sell you a set.
Already have a RepRap? Excellent!
If you have a RepRap, like Mendel, print a set of parts and build a RepRap. This is the ideal case. But if you are reading this, you don't have a RepRap yet. :D
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If you have a milling machine, you could build a Metal_Mendel. but you're better off building a WolfStrap out of aluminum.
Or better, build a ORE-Bot. This may require metal-lathe operations, and Guy, ORE-Bot's designer, cheerfully says that it's a lot of work.
Build an Eiffel. And then add a Bill of Materials to the page.
No Drill Press?
Build an Eiffel, but use pre-drilled square steel tubing. And then add a Bill of Materials to the page.
If you have a Laser Cutter, build a LaserCut RepRap or a Pirated_CupCake. Many local shops which make and engrave trophies, desk ornaments, etc., have moved to Laser Cutters. Many local universities have laser cutters in their art/architecture/engineering/design departments.
Large CNC Router
Large Pile of Money
If you have a large pile of money, use a commercial 3D printer to print off a set of Mendel parts.
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