Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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* Tried to print something, but after a while I started to lose steps on the X axis. This was also the case when manually controlling the printer to replicator G.
 
* Tried to print something, but after a while I started to lose steps on the X axis. This was also the case when manually controlling the printer to replicator G.
 
* I found out the gear attached to the X axis motor shaft had become loose.
 
* I found out the gear attached to the X axis motor shaft had become loose.
* to tighten it I had to take out the Y axis and open up the X assembly partially to reach the X motor shaft with a small allen key.
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* to tighten it I had to take out the Y axis and open up the X assembly partially to reach the X motor shaft with a small Allan key.
 
* After the gear was firmly reattached to the shaft the printer printed smoothly.
 
* After the gear was firmly reattached to the shaft the printer printed smoothly.
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===(Oddly)===
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* When printing, noticed that the printer was losing steps in the Y axis. The belt was loose, so I tightened it, which was really hard because the motor couldn't be pulled back far enough. Eventually managed to tighten the belt enough with some magic.
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* Printed some "gears" to balance the table, we still have to finish and attach them.
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* Tested the new "Makerware" software, it has some improvements in the back end (some custom skeinforge perhaps?), but the settings in the program are very limited. Good for when you are new to 3D printing.
  
 
===Sat 29th june 2013 (Yashiko)===
 
===Sat 29th june 2013 (Yashiko)===
 
* Oddly had pulled of the kapton tape and aluminium foil of the heated bed a couple of days ago.
 
* Oddly had pulled of the kapton tape and aluminium foil of the heated bed a couple of days ago.
** It wasn't noted why or what advadages it has.  
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** This was because the kapton tape was damaged and was creating bubbles, printing without kapton tape resulted in the piece coming loose during the print.  
 
** I replaced the kapton tape but not the foil. I wanna see if there is a difference in heat distribution on the bed.
 
** I replaced the kapton tape but not the foil. I wanna see if there is a difference in heat distribution on the bed.
 
** This time I folded the tape over the edges to see if it stays in place longer and better.
 
** This time I folded the tape over the edges to see if it stays in place longer and better.
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**Without a raft
 
**Without a raft
 
**Fine tuned the Z-axis even a little more. A bit lower.
 
**Fine tuned the Z-axis even a little more. A bit lower.
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=== 5th April 2014 (Iceroyale) ===
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*Model rendering did not work on Ubuntu, installed replicatorG on my win7 laptop, which worked.
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*early printing tests indicated zero position was being systematically reset by the Gscript.
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*Manually reset zero position and removed the "homing" section in the beginning of the Gscript, which prevented the resetting of zero position.
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*Printed two calibration blocks to finetune zero position
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*succesfully printed a dalek toothpick/salt shaker
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=== 16th April 2014 (warddr) ===
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*Endstop was broken (cable cut). Fixed it.
  
 
=Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa=
 
=Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa=

Latest revision as of 23:19, 16 April 2014


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

Progress Log

Mon 3th June 2013

Tue 4th June 2013

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:

Sun 23th june 2013 (berz_)

(Oddly)

Sat 29th june 2013 (Yashiko)

I did some testing with a new filament: laybrick.

TEST 1:

TEST 2:

TEST 3:

TEST 5:

TEST 6:

TEST 7 & 8:

TEST 9: Final test.

5th April 2014 (Iceroyale)

16th April 2014 (warddr)

Cool Projects we made with Vettige Swa

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