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MakerBot Replicator

Make/Model

  • MakerBot Replicator with Dual Extruders
  • 1.75mm
  • PLA or ABS plastic resin material
  • Currently located in the 3D Printing Area

Documentation

Software

Current Status

  • Works fine!
    1. The Right extruder is out of commission until further notice. The Stepper driver appears to have gone bad but the left one is still working fine. The nozzle has been removed because it was dragging on prints and since it did not matter since it does not work. The stepper has been unplugged so that the board recognizes that it is out of commission and will not allow the nozzle to be heated. Make sure you set up your prints to use the left extruder.

3D Printing Area Champion

Approved Trainers

(These are the people who must check out a member so they can use the 3D printer.)

Checked Out Members

On loan from

History

  • 2012-07-29 - Arrived at Makerspace
  • 2012-12-19 - jason g took home during the move, performed maintenance, cleaning, tweaking
  • 2013-02-01 - Brought back to the Makerspace
  • 2013-08-18 - Upgraded MakerWare software on PC to version 2.2.2

Notes

  • You need to be checked out on the Replicator before you use it! There are melty bits and motors that can crush things.
  • Printing one thingy with both extruders does not work well. Best to print using only one extruder.
  • If you need to export STL's from SketchUp, a plugin can be found here.

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equipment/makerbotreplicator.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/21 14:05 by bipolarbear