Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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[http://www.makerbot.com/support/thingomatic/ Thing-O-Matic instructions]
 
=Who is Vettige Swa=
 
=Who is Vettige Swa=
 
=Building the printer=
 
=Building the printer=
 
=How does this thing work=
 
=How does this thing work=
  
Turning it on:
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==Turning it on==
Turn the Printer on
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*Turn the printer on
Turn on the computer
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*Turn on the computer
Map replicatorg on the desktop (shortcut will be coming up soon)
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*Open the map 'Replicatorg' on the desktop > replicatorg > Run in Terminal (shortcut will be coming up soon)
dubble click Run in terminal
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**The program normally connects automatically with the 3D-printer. If it doesn't: Machine > Connection (Serial Port) > /dev/ttyACM1
normally program connects with the machine automatically
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*Now we're ready to do the callibration of the 3D-printer.
otherwise: machine: connection (serial Port): /dev/ttyACM1
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Callibration:( this must be done every time you turn on the printer)
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==Callibration==
Machine: control panel CTrl +J
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This must be done every time you turn on the printer
You can play with the axis to put the printer nozzle in the middle of the heated bed.  
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*Machine > Control Panel (CTrl +J)
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*You can play with the axis to put the printer nozzle in the middle of the heated bed.  
 
place it about 1 cm above the heated bed, but in the middle of the x and y axis
 
place it about 1 cm above the heated bed, but in the middle of the x and y axis
click disable to turn of the steppermotors so you can turn the axis manually.
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*click disable to turn of the steppermotors so you can turn the axis manually.
 
until the extruder head touches the heated bed (gently)
 
until the extruder head touches the heated bed (gently)
 
make current position zero
 
make current position zero

Revision as of 22:18, 3 June 2013


Makerbot Thing-O-Matic
What:
3D printer
IMG 2876.jpg
Participants:
Yashiko, Oddly
Category:
Infrastructure
Locations:
Den Bunker
IMG 2844.jpg

Thing-O-Matic instructions

Contents

Who is Vettige Swa

Building the printer

How does this thing work

Turning it on

Callibration

This must be done every time you turn on the printer

place it about 1 cm above the heated bed, but in the middle of the x and y axis

until the extruder head touches the heated bed (gently) make current position zero close control panel File > scripts > calibration >thing o matic calibration.gcode Gcode> build ctrl+B Option halt: continue build? > yes ...>ok

Printing a testmodel: File> examples>20 mm calibrationbox stl you'll see the model gcode>generate>/usr/bin/python2>ok the settings: do not touch until we figured the optimal settings Plastic: 1,82 extruder 0,4 printtemperature:230 ( it appears that the extruderhead is too hot on this temperature, the safety switch for the extruder head turns of, and starts to cool down) we'll try it on 220 generate now the different steps will be shown, you can see the different layers click buttons on the bottom of the page now wait.................... here's your gcode >gcode>build the machine will first heat up and then start building automaticly

progress log: gcode> gcode generator> skeinforge (47) works much better then skeinforge (50) printing results are much smoother and nicer

regulary clean the extruder head with a fine sandpaper to remove the build up and burned abs

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