Building a RepRap 3D Printer

Reprap Prusa Mendel V2 printing a huge aircraft fan model.

Project Overview

While taking a break from my Summer 2013 work, I first learned about 3D Printing from article in a magazine. Afterwards, I immediately went online to learn more about the technology and how to build my own 3D printer. After learning about the reprap community, I ordered all the materials and used the university 3D printer to print the parts needed to build the Prusa Menvel V2. Thanks to the help of the ECE department technician, I was able to assemble and calibrate the printer perfectly to produce good prints in two weeks.

My Prusa Mendel V2. printing a shark key after calibration.