For starters, there is now a working dedicated WA reprap mailing list at http://groups.google.com.au/group/reprap-wa
There is also a reprap WA website, set up by Daniel Harmsworth. It includes a maker list (mainly focussing on Reprap's and makerbots) http://www.reprap-wa.org
Reprap meetings continue every 2 weeks at the artifactory, next one is 2nd of november.
I recently managed to get my firmware issues aside, the final solution to make it all work was:
Motherboard firmware V1.4
Extruder firmware V1.6
The old problem basically was that after a layer or two the entire machine's steppers would simply stop sending g-code (or more likely it would send a start spurt then send no more).I went to this firmware setting and it worked perfectly.
Then recently it would just stop working again(after I printed a few things). Current main theory is motor issues (I swapped out motors, but I had an issue a few minutes before that so thats up in the air.) or possibly some wierd thing going on with replicatorg. I'll report back when I've cracked it.
Anyway, when I'd fixed the problem and everything was working perfectly I made this. It was when I was printing off the very first part of the artifactories mendel.
Also, a website for the artifactory at
-Peter "Letsburn00" Hillier