3D Printer Assembly
Jan 16, 2015
Bought a box of parts and components from the RepRap project as a Christmas gift for myself. It was also meant to be a challenge: with no mechanical engineering background before, I was curious if I'm able to learn additive manufacturing by assembling and making sense of this FDM 3D printer.
It was a lovely winter to hustle over this machine. Thanks to the help from many friends and the school, the printer ended up working!
Besides being a simple, economical and capable model, Prusa i3 is famous for its reproducibility, many parts of it are available online, so replicating itself is a matter of time and material. In that regard, I can claim I have owned a personal "replicator".