An anonymous reader writes "South African Quentin Harley has picked up the $20,000 Gada Uplift prize for making the open source RepRap 3D printer design easier to build, cheaper to construct, and — most importantly — capable of printing more of its own parts. Lots of background on Harley and his RepRap Morgan are available on his website."
A further goal of the RepRap Morgan project is to replace the Prusa Mendel
as the default RepRap model. And they are on track to hit less than $100 in parts, excluding the printing bed. You can grab the hardware design
and the controller firmware
over at Github.