With the Computer Art II students they just finished making a DYI touch screen and moved on to a “self replicating” 3D printer that used printed parts from community website called RepRap. The the RepRap concept was developed by a professor from Bath (UK) which was based on open source community development. And can be noted as the start of the start-up 3D printing company revolution; most notably Makerbot. To start we printed the needed parts from an industrial printer by Dimension, then assemble the frame, wired up the frame and upload the code. A lot more went into this project and stages for the finished results than noted, but those were the main stages.
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