The RepRap Project—Open Source meets 3D printing
Abstract: The RepRap Project is an open source hardware and software project headed by Adrian Bowyer of the University of Bath with the goal of producing a low cost ‘rapid prototyper’ or 3D printer i.e. a machine that can produce 3D objects (including parts for itself) that is useful and available to all. One of the projects first major milestones has now been passed: a fully functional reprap has been built using parts printed by another one. This talk is about the history of the project, my involvement in it, what is currently being worked on, and the ideas and plans for future development.