What is a RepRap? One could simply answer that it is a 3D printer, but the philosophy behind this complex machine is more than the immediate function of its parts. Adrian Bowyer at Bath University, part of the founding RepRap team, explains the inspiration for the RepRap stems not from accomplishments in technology, but a phenomenon in nature: pollination.
A person with this machine can print out one for his friend and then this friend can print out more for his friends. We are the bees spreading the pollen to the flowers.
Our Queen bee, you might say, is a young man living in the heart of the Czech Republic. We have comissioned Jo PrÅ¯Å¡a who has been melting some hot black ABS for our evil twins using a heated print bed.
We’ve enjoyed seeing the brown box in the corner of his room fill up with RepRap parts. Slowly, some parts taking nearly 48 hours to print, the machine reproduces itself and soon will be given a heart and brain in Brooklyn. Thanks Jo!.