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]
  
=Who is Vettige Swa=
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=Who is "Vettige Swa"=
  
 
=Building the printer=
 
=Building the printer=
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*GCode > Generate > /usr/bin/python2 > Ok
 
*GCode > Generate > /usr/bin/python2 > Ok
 
*the settings: do not touch until we figured the optimal settings
 
*the settings: do not touch until we figured the optimal settings
**Plastic: 1,82
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**Plastic: 1,82mm
**extruder 0,4
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**Extruder 0,4mm
**print temperature: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 next time (3/6/2013)
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**Extruder temperature: 230C (It appears that the temperature safety switch for the extruderhead gets tripped sometimes on this temperature, the extruder stops extruding and starts to cool down), we'll try it on 220 next time (3/6/2013)
  
 
*Generate
 
*Generate
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As we came out of hyperspace with spaceship Thing-O-Matic we immediately began with the upgrade of the Arduino Mega 2560 inside.
 
As we came out of hyperspace with spaceship Thing-O-Matic we immediately began with the upgrade of the Arduino Mega 2560 inside.
  
* De firmware van de Thing-O-Matic geupdate van Marlin 3.1 naar Sailfish 4.4(ondersteuning voor accelerated en 5D printing. Hierna de ReplicatorG geupdate naar versie 0040.
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Our findings:
* Nog wat gespeeld met de instellingen, gecalibreerd UIT het midden(vanwege de put daar), print nu mooie onderdelen. Gelieve niet aan de instellingen te komen, de "default Thing-O-Matic" instellingen in ReplicatorG zouden moeten werken. Als je toch wil testen, dupliceer dan het profiel en hernoem naar "Test".
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* Updated the firmware of the Thing-O-Matic from Marlin 3.1 to Sailfish 4.4(support for accelerated en 5D printing. After this, I updated ReplicatorG to 0040.
* Begonnen met afprinten van een upgrade voor de Thing-O-Matic: een snap-on tafel(met magneten die nog moeten gehaald worden) en in hoogte aanpasbaar met schroeven.
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* Played a little bit with the settings, the printer head kept touching the printed piece while printing. This was because of the small dent in the middle of the board. Calibrating the Z axis a bit out of the middle of the board, gave very nice and smooth print results. Please don't change and save the settings, the "default Thing-O-Matic" slice settings in ReplicatorG should work. If you do want to test with changing settings, duplicate the profile and rename it to "Test" or "yournamehere".
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* Started to print a upgrade for the Thing-O-Matic: a snap-on table, adjustable in height with screws. The board is snap-on, snap-off with magnets for easy maintenance(no magnets acquired yet though).
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* 220C on the extruder head seems to do the trick to keep the safety switch from tripping.
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* When we started printing the large workpieces, we noticed warping(the workpiece bending and coming off of the table). There are a few things you can do to prevent this(in order of importance):
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** Slow down your printing feed rate to 30-40mm/min, it will take much longer to print, but your print will less likely be ruined.
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** Clean the table with a kitchen paper and acetone.
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** Increase raft size, in width, in thickness and/or full fill. This is a advanced option, please use another profile(testing or your name) to adjust these settings. Oddly can assist you with this.
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** Increase table temperature to 115-120C, maximum 130C.
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** Replace the Kapton tape, it could have been worn out
  
 
=Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa=
 
=Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa=

Revision as of 22:15, 4 June 2013


Makerbot Thing-O-Matic
What:
3D printer
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Participants:
Yashiko, Oddly
Category:
Infrastructure
Locations:
Den Bunker
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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

you'll see the model

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

Progress Log

Di 4 Juni

As we came out of hyperspace with spaceship Thing-O-Matic we immediately began with the upgrade of the Arduino Mega 2560 inside.

Our findings:

Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa

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