I love the open source community.
For the past month I've been working on and off on a 3D printer. Using designs based off of the RepRap Prusa i3 that were tweaked and improved by TwelvePro, with no prior CNC experience I've been able to construct a very polished looking machine.
I've self sourced every part of the printer, starting with raw materials whenever possible save the electronics.
Anyways, a few pictures...
|Laser cutting the frame (this was attempt #2, measure twice cut once....)
|Using a Makerbot Replicator at my university to print a few parts.
|Most of the printed parts as well as the cut parts.
|The stepper motors. 76oz Nema 17's
|The y-axis with print bed carriage.