Category Archives: MakerBot
Need to remember to check max z after heated bed adjustments. And either tweak the Gcode directly, or reslice.
Something changed in either the machine or the plastic because of the increased humidity. Apparently I need to run the plastic hotter than before. The filament got jammed in the print head so the hobbed gear was tearing up the … Continue reading
I printed this out quite some time ago and was waiting for an opportunity to install it. It’s a cover for the Arduino and shield in the Makerbot. It replaces a pair of spacers (which go right into the parts … Continue reading
My derivative got featured on Thingiverse. I’m not sure why – I posted a derivative of a cool plastic toy that I vaguely remember from a time long ago. I modified the openscad code to make a grid of – … Continue reading
As I built Bottie-bot, the Makerbot Thing-o-Matic, I was anxious to get it building and didn’t consider making modifications as I built. As a result, modifications I make to the machine is a bit more difficult than it needs to … Continue reading
Looking for sources of raw material for my Thing-o-Matic and soon, Mendel Prusa, I collected a number of links to sites in the US. I typically use 3mm ABS, so that is the focus here. The best price I found … Continue reading
My son saw this on Thingiverse (thing 13827) and had to have it. It was a good excuse to try the hazard orange filament.
Occasionally, I would notice the extruder struggling and the temperature was way down. That puzzled me, as I usually pre-heat the bed and nozzle and replicatorg waits until the bed and extruder are at the proper temperature before starting. I … Continue reading