A RepRap.

“3D printing” means you can print objects instead of images and text. Right now you can only make fairly simple objects, but the technology is rapidly improving and coming down in cost.

The most exciting part of 3D printing for me is DIY 3D printing. In particular, I’m very interested in the RepRap Project (and its derivatives).

RepRap is an open-source 3D printer that you can build yourself, and that is intended to be able to print all of its parts. This post is a central location for all the articles I’ve written about 3D printing, including series on building a Makerbot, and on my explorations of putting together my ideal 3D printing kit.

Designing a 3D Printer Kit

Thoughts about the industry and open source hardware

Building a Makerbot (Cupcake CNC)