Auburn University’s Student Projects and Research Committee (AU SPaRC) April Fool’s Joke

This morning, the leader of the Auburn University Student Projects and Research Committee (or AU SPaRC for short) sent out an email to the group asking for a revised version of the flyer that we put out each year to recruit new members. I decided to update the flyer for him, but considering that today is the first of April, I figured that I could send out a joke flyer first. Here is the real flyer (click for a PDF): (more…)

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RepRap + SPaRC

RepRap Prusa Mendel Project (initial post)

My budget/proposal was approved yesterday, so today I begin working on building a RepRap Prusa Mendel. The RepRap is a “Self-Replicating Rapid Prototyping Machine”, otherwise known as a three-dimensional printer. The project will be funded by Auburn University’s Student Projects and Research Committee (AU SPaRC), thanks to the very generous donations by Julian and Dorothy Davidson, and by¬†Charlie and Jane Stringfellow. We are quite gracious for your support!

I will update this site often with the project’s progress, as well as the AU SPaRC website (hopefully!). For more information on the RepRap and on the project itself, keep reading after the break. (more…)

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