I first became acquainted with the technology of the 3D printer in the summer of the ninth grade, when I attended an Engineering program at the University of Toronto on Robotics and 3D Printing. At the start of the program, I had very little knowledge in the field of computer science, although I was interested in learning more about this field. During the program, I learned about the different types of printers that currently exist, as well as the basic components in a 3D printer and the applications of this innovative technology in various fields, such as Bioengineering and Architecture. My instructor, a PHD student, had recently built his own 3D printer. At the program, he let us use it and develop files using various design softwares, such as 123D to come up with designs for objects that we could later print using his software. This inspired me so much that I wanted to make my own 3D printer, like he did. This was the start of my Personal Project. One of the various goals that I had set out for this project, was to come up with complete, detailed instructions, available to anyone online, as I found that there was a lack of instructions on how to build a 3D printer, from the mechanical aspects to using the software. I decided to create this website to help anyone who wants to learn about the RepRap Wallace and about 3D printing in general and to share my experience of how I built a 3D printer.
"Everyone is a maker, only I am a printer." - Josef Prusa