Arduino chosen for RepRap

The RepRap project ( has just chosen the Arduino for its future developments.

RepRap is a 3D printer that makes real solid plastic objects, so you can use it to make lots of useful stuff.

RepRap can also print most of itself, so - if you have one - you can print another and give it to a friend. That is to say, RepRap is a self-replicating machine...

Following the principles of the Free Software Movement, RepRap is being distributed at no cost to everyone under the GNU General Public Licence.

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer


RepRap is a great project, and I'm happy you guys have found our work useful. All the best, and I'm looking forward to the bug reports. :)

thats just awesome :) i spent gord knows how long looking at the site and watching vids about this project :)

now i want one :P and the addition of using an arduino as the core controller of it is even better :d it just makes it more tempting for people to try and build from scratch :) out of recycled or salvaged parts :)

i'll be watching this with a keen eye..

Great news! Building a reprap is high on my todo list - finding that Arduino experience will apply makes my day :D


I wonder if you can use the RepRap to make the PCB for an arduino clone?

but what if it were to become self aware?...