So, i have made some progress on my RepStrap and figured it was time to start a blog to share my progress.
It is based on the Reprap Mendel, but since I lack a functional 3d printer or the funds to purchase everything I have been cutting corners to get something working for as little money as possible.
The construction is based on the same corner blocks that BodgeIt is using on the Bertha, but I am not trying to as faithfully reproduce the Mendel. I hope to make some improvements to the existing Mendel design. Primarily, a y axis tray that is longer and can be fed into and out of the machine.
For electronics I am using an Arduino Mega and the Pololu Stepper Carriers.
I'll post pictures of my progress as appropriate.