Reprap is a cool open source project aimed to have people build their own inexpensive 3d printers that print its own parts.
more and more people are joining and more and more people with a little less skills want to join. some people are making the electronics at high prices, others are making them at reasonable prices but don’t have the capacity to handle all the orders (they stopped accepting orders for the next couple of weeks, let alone shipping them). then i remembered ordering a few arduino things from this site.
the electronics are arduino based and use stepper motor and drivers, all things seeedstudio already know how to handle.
i am still orienting but this is what seedstudio could make:
stepper motor drivers: reprap.org/wiki/Stepper_Motor_Driver_2_3
extruder controller board: reprap.org/wiki/Extruder_Controller_2_2
opto endstops: reprap.org/wiki/OptoEndstop_2_1
and you already have stepper motors that might work seeedstudio.com/depot/high-q … ml?cPath=9 (although sold out)