Lou Amadio has provided an update on his quest to design and build his own inexpensive 3D printer. Lou has chosen to bypass the RepRap and fab@home projects and go his own way, and a key design element is to use off-the-shelf parts only. We've covered Lou's adventure before, twice.
In this update, Lou indicates that issues he's uncovered have evidently also been encountered by the RepRap project, causing them to take on similar solutions. Correspondingly, Fabr is becoming a little bit closer to RepRap so that Lou can "better leverage the software and firmware from the RepRap team."
In fact, Lou believes the two projects are so close in design now that he says: "In essence, Fabr is a RepRap."
Maybe there are only a few ways to do this?