This book provides an overview of RepRap, the 3D printer that's the basis of nearly every inexpensive 3D printer on the market. You'll learn what it can do, how to model objects, and how to print the best parts possible. This book is not a tutorial for building RepRap because it is such a fast-moving target that no book could possibly provide that. Instead, it teaches you what you need to know before you obtain a RepRap and what you need to know to get the most out of it.
Josef Prusa was born and raised in the Czech Republic, and is never satisfied with things as they are. Fascinated with the way things work, Josef looks for ways to improve them. At the age of 18, his work was published in iPhone Hacks (O'Reilly Media). He is the designer of the Prusa Mendel, a low-cost, easy-to-maintain version of the RepRap.