Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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[http://www.makerbot.com/support/thingomatic/ Thing-O-Matic instructions]
 
[http://www.makerbot.com/support/thingomatic/ Thing-O-Matic instructions]
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=Who is Vettige Swa=
 
=Who is Vettige Swa=
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=Building the printer=
 
=Building the printer=
=How does this thing work=
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[http://downloads.makerbot.com/support/pdf/Thing-O-Matic/Docs/Thing-O-Matic%20Build%20Instructions%20for%20Educators.pdf building instructions]
  
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=How does this thing work=
 
==Turning it on==
 
==Turning it on==
 
*Turn the printer on
 
*Turn the printer on
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*Open the map 'Replicatorg' on the desktop > replicatorg > Run in Terminal (shortcut will be coming up soon)
 
*Open the map 'Replicatorg' on the desktop > replicatorg > Run in Terminal (shortcut will be coming up soon)
 
**The program normally connects automatically with the 3D-printer. If it doesn't: Machine > Connection (Serial Port) > /dev/ttyACM1
 
**The program normally connects automatically with the 3D-printer. If it doesn't: Machine > Connection (Serial Port) > /dev/ttyACM1
*Now we're ready to do the callibration of the 3D-printer.
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*Now we're ready to do the calibration of the 3D-printer.
  
==Callibration==
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==Calibration==
 
This must be done every time you turn on the printer
 
This must be done every time you turn on the printer
*Machine > Control Panel (CTrl +J)
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*Machine > Control Panel (Ctrl +J)
*You can play with the axis to put the printer nozzle in the middle of the heated bed.  
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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
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*Click the 'Disable' button to turn of the steppermotors so you can turn the z-axis manually until the extruder head gently touches the heated bed. Be careful not to move the x- and y-axis.
*click disable to turn of the steppermotors so you can turn the axis manually.
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*Now make the current position zero
until the extruder head touches the heated bed (gently)
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*Close control panel
make current position zero
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*File > Scripts > Calibration > Thing-O-Matic calibration.gcode
close control panel
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*Gcode > Build (Ctrl+B)
File > scripts > calibration >thing o matic calibration.gcode
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*Option halt: Continue build? > yes
Gcode> build ctrl+B
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*Unconditional halt: build ended > ok
Option halt: continue build? > yes
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...>ok
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Printing a testmodel:
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==Printing a testmodel==
 
File> examples>20 mm calibrationbox stl
 
File> examples>20 mm calibrationbox stl
 
you'll see the model  
 
you'll see the model  

Revision as of 00:12, 4 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

building instructions

How does this thing work

Turning it on

Calibration

This must be done every time you turn on the printer

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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