Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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==Printing a testmodel==
 
==Printing a testmodel==
*File > Examples > 20 mm calibrationbox stl
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* File > Examples > 20 mm calibrationbox stl
you'll see the model  
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* You will see a 3D representation of the model
*GCode > Generate > /usr/bin/python2 > Ok
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* GCode > Generate > /usr/bin/python2 > Ok
*the settings: do not touch until we figured the optimal settings
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* The settings: do not touch until we figured the optimal settings
 
**Plastic: 1,82mm
 
**Plastic: 1,82mm
 
**Extruder 0,4mm
 
**Extruder 0,4mm
**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)
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**Extruder temperature: 220C (It appears that the temperature safety switch for the extruderhead gets tripped sometimes on higher temperatures, the extruder stops extruding and starts to cool down)
 
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*Generate
 
*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 (Ctrl+B)
 
*GCode > Build (Ctrl+B)
 
*The machine will first heat up and then start building automatically
 
*The machine will first heat up and then start building automatically
  
 
=Progress Log=
 
=Progress Log=
*gcode> gcode generator> skeinforge (47) works much better then skeinforge (50). Printing results are much smoother and nicer (3/6/2013)
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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)
 
*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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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.
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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. We now use code generator skeinforge (50), it works good with Sailfish 4.4. We can also print much faster now(using accelerated printing).
  We now use code generator skeinforge (50), it works good with this firmware. We can also print much faster now.
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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".
 
* 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 23:26, 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

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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