Holiday Prusa Contest update

Merry Christmas to all!

The parts have all been revealed, let the building continue! Thank you again Kliment, for having such a great project, we were all looking each day what kind of part would be published. It became a great treat, and i hope to see a lot of them “in the wild”.

The first contestant for the Holiday Prusa Mendel Contest has arrived! I got a mail a few days ago, with the info. This is the mail i got:

I’m a little late starting, but I have mostly caught up (started this last monday). And I have delivered the first batch of parts to the recipient at the Seattle Robotics Society. I will post my stuff on the reprap wiki under the username bryanandaimee <>. How is the contest shaping up, have you gotten the participation you hoped for? I see about 50 downloads on the older parts. Your contest actually resulted in two gifts. As I was hunting a recipient I had one friend who wanted one but didn’t have the time to get it all together by the 15th, so I promised him a set from my first prints. (some of the parts needed repair of skipped steps etc.) I call it Frankenprusa. It won’t be done as quickly, but it will get one more reprapper in the mix.


The first contestant, and another franken-project!(1) And even two people getting a gift! Good luck and fun while building, Bryan and Aimee! There are more people building the holiday mendel, just join in and make a better documentation to win!

Great to see, and we will be following your journey as it unfolds. For all the other to-be contestants, there is still room on the winners stand 🙂 Just build the Holiday Prusa Mendel before 15th of January 2011 and tell me about it. For more info, see the contest post.

FAQ: we got some questions about the rules, is it possible to print yourself a Holiday mendel on somebody else’s machine and build it like this? Yes, that is okay, as long as there is a new printer operator in the end, and there’s no profit involved.

Greetings, and great holiday wishes from the IkMaak team.

(1) See our Frankenbot project.

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Ruben is a tinkerer who since october 2009 helped on the RepRap project. He houses the first RepRap Museum, and with IkMaak he organised the first worldwide RepRap buildcourses. Over the years he has worked on many FOSS and OSHW projects.

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