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MakerBot Replicator


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



Current Status

  • December 2015: Not working. The controller board died for the second time and it has been sitting, waiting for someone to replace the controller board with Arduino/RAMPS. Note that while is it not currently functioning, it should still remain in the 3D Printing Area.
  • June 2017: Nonfunctional. There are no plans to revive this printer. It has become a donor machine and educational tool for instruction on the fatal flaws of cheaply built 3D printers. Do not remove from 3D printing lab.

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


  • 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


  • 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: 2017/06/22 01:16 by mmelk