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Essential if you are building a RepRap
on April 25, 2013
I was waiting for Josef Prusa`s book to come out when I decided to buy this on Kindle. I was six months into my first build of a Mendel Prusa V2 finding it difficult to get a clear step-by-step guide all in one place. The RepRap community and Wiki are great, but not so concise. When I first started reading this book, I wasn't that impressed. As I progressed on my build I found myself referring to it more and finally relying on it. While the author tries to be circumspect this is clearly aimed at the RepRap Mendel. This is a good thing, as it doesn't try to be a generic and meaningless overview. There are an incredible number of resources, and just about every link is relevant and even exciting.The author takes you from basic hardware, firmware in enough specific detail to really be useful for for the most popular electronics. He introduces the best open source software tools and model sources and walks you through a very practical project. Lots of tips, like using a wet method to mount Kaptan tape on the heated bed, which is almost impossible to do any other way. I found it worth the price now that I'm actually extending plastic .