Friday, May 20, 2011

RepRap Build Class @ Fab Lab Baltimore!

Hello everyone!

It's been a long time in the making, but I can proudly announce today that come the weekend of June 18th, you will be able to live in the exciting future with your own RepRap 3D printer at home!

The event will span across the weekend of June 18th, starting on Friday evening and carrying into Saturday/Sunday. You can expect to be building/working for 4-5 hours on Friday and approx 12 hours (w/ breaks) for Saturday/Sunday. The cost of the class is going to be $850, this includes absolutely everything you will need to build a 3D printer. I have searched high and low to source out every component for you guys at the lowest cost. Food will be provided on each day, 1 meal for Friday and 3 meals for Saturday/Sunday. There will be at least 6 instructors on hand (if not more), you will have all the assistance you need to guide you through the class and answer any questions. The goal is for you to not only build a 3D printer, but to understand it as well. Oh and to have fun!

Groups (up to three people) and individuals can sign up. There are multiple ways to pay for the class: 1) visit my and pay via Google Checkout on the left side of the main page 2) PayPal me directly at 3) Pay in person with credit card/cash/check. Registration for the class will be open until the May 31st, only 10 spots will be available and will go fast. When using electronic methods of payment (i.e. Google Checkout and PayPal, please leave a note containing the lines "RepRap Build Class").

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Looking forward to assisting you into your new futuristic life with your own 3D printer!

What does each kit include?
- All Hardware needed for the RepRap Prusa including Wade's Extruder (metric)
- All printed parts (metric)
- MakerGear V3 Hot end
- RAMPS Electronics (V1.3?) w/ heatsinked Pololu steppers
- Arduino 1280 Clone
- 3 Mechanical switches, for endstops
- 12V 30A PSU
- 1# Filament (PLA) from Ultimachine
- PCB HBP (heated build platform)
- 50mm wide Kapton tape
- Laser cut MDF Y bed
- T5 Belting and machined pulleys
- Machined flexible Z-Couplings
- Nema 17 motors
- 2  x 40mm fans, for hot end and electronics
- 608 Bearings
- Wires and Euro Style Terminal Blocks

EVERYTHING you would need to get printing is provided. I've searched high and low for the best prices.

Below is a picture of a RepRap Prusa, the model in which we will be building. It does not include many things included in the kit I am providing, but its a good preview of what you will be building.
No HBP and I am using a MakerGear Extruder (not a Wade's, the one we will be using).
AGAIN, if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me at

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