Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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*gcode> gcode generator> skeinforge (47) works much better then skeinforge (50). Printing results are much smoother and nicer (3/6/2013)
 
*gcode> gcode generator> skeinforge (47) works much better then skeinforge (50). Printing results are much smoother and nicer (3/6/2013)
 
*Regulary clean the extruder head with a fine sandpaper to remove the build up and burned abs.
 
*Regulary clean the extruder head with a fine sandpaper to remove the build up and burned abs.
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=== Di 4 Juni ===
 
=== 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.
 
As we came out of hyperspace with spaceship Thing-O-Matic we immediately began with the upgrade of the Arduino Mega 2560 inside.
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Our findings:
 
Our findings:
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
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  We now use code generator skeinforge (50), it works good with this firmware. We can also print much faster now.
 
* 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".
 
* 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".
 
* 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).
 
* 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).

Revision as of 22:19, 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

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:

 We now use code generator skeinforge (50), it works good with this firmware. We can also print much faster now.

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