Category Archives: MakerBot
Hardware upgrade: After wiring the 8-pin CPU power connector to go to the relay board and connecting my Cupcake’s new PSU, the machine no longer skips steps in the Z-axis nor in the extruder and the heated build platform and … Continue reading
After 3 years of faithfully supplying power to my MakerBot Cupcake, the power supply has finally died. Every time I switched it on, it would turn right off. That’s not bad for 3 years of use, especially considering that I … Continue reading
Disclaimer: This is just, like, my opinion, man. Also, I won’t be discussing whether MakerBot has done anything illegal or not; I’ll only be explaining what I think is going on at the company. Introduction: Recently, the MakerBot Replicator 2 … Continue reading
Recently, I have been trying to get rid of my MacBook Pro so I will be able to upgrade my iPhone in the Fall when the new one is supposed to come out. Up until now, my MacBook had been … Continue reading
Ok, I’ve built this thing TWICE on two different boards now and I still haven’t managed to get it to work with the programmer! AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHHHDSASDGFKLHASKJGHKLJAGLK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to help me, see the post I made on the MakerBot Google Group.
I haven’t added any good pictures or videos of my work area in a while so, a few days ago, I decided to take some with my Nikon D5100.
The parts for the Unicorn circuit board arrived! The circuit boards themselves sill aren’t here, of course (cheap shipping from China is cheap and slow). Anyway, I went through the parts I received and, lo and behold, I got one … Continue reading
Ok, so I’m a few days late with ordering the parts. No big deal, right? Anyway, I got them ordered today and it ended up costing around $16 (including shipping, from Digi-key). That parts cost reflects a full set of RoHS-compliant … Continue reading
I just ordered 10 of the Minimalist Unicorn Controller Boards that I designed. Total cost was around $34 from SeeedStudio, so that’s about $3.40 per board. If you want, I can send you one for the cost of the board … Continue reading