Fwd: olpc-nz Digest, Vol 9, Issue 4

Tabitha Roder tabitha at hrdnz.com
Wed Sep 9 16:58:14 EDT 2009

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Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 09:03:50 +1200
From: Vik Olliver <vik at catalyst.net.nz>
Subject: [olpc-nz] OLPC Drives RepRap now
To: olpc-nz at lists.laptop.org
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At long last I have code to drive a RepRap using an OLPC. It's just a
couple of command line utilities written in C that can generate gcode
and dump it to the serial port.

The next release of the RepRap hardware should be capable of running off
a car battery for 16 hrs - should be in beta in a couple of months.
Currently it costs 5x what an OLPC does, but we'll try and improve on
that. It looks like we're rapidly converging on a 3D printer that will
be usable in developing countries.

Vik :v)
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