Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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


How does it work.

Turning it on: Turn the Printer on Turn on the computer Map replicatorg on the desktop (shortcut will be coming up soon) dubble click Run in terminal normally program connects with the machine automatically

otherwise: machine: connection (serial Port): /dev/ttyACM1

Callibration:( this must be done every time you turn on the printer) Machine: control panel CTrl +J 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 click disable to turn of the steppermotors so you can turn the axis manually. until the extruder head touches the heated bed (gently) make current position zero close control panel File > scripts > calibration >thing o matic calibration.gcode Gcode> build ctrl+B Option halt: continue build? > yes ...>ok

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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