Tag Archives: rapid prototyping
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
If you’ve wanted to make a mini-Mendel with your MakerBot, I made a set of production files to do just that.
It was printed in PLA sans-raft. There was no warping. At all. Here’s where to get the file.
A few days ago, I ordered some PLA (from UltiMachine, at $47.50) so I could print out larger objects without warping. It’s arrived, and now I have to figure out how to modify my MakerBot to use it. I found … Continue reading
This post summarizes the events of the past few days: – MakerBot randomly stops during large print (Mendel extruder), causing blob; blob makes print fail epicly. – Happens again; no idea what’s going wrong. – I tighten the X/Y belts. … Continue reading
I printed a dodecahedron today. It printed fine, but plastic was building up on the nozzle. Why was this? Because the extruder was extruding faster than the build base was moving. Why is this good? Before, the settings I used … Continue reading
I believe that the repairs I just performed on the extruder are going to work this time! I tried building a test dodecahedron recently and my extruder just stalled on me. This has happened before, but I think I have … Continue reading
As I said in the last update for this, I rebuilt the extruder. Yay! But there is a slight problem: the extruder, for some reason, extruded for a while, but then just stopped. I think I just need to tighten … Continue reading
Self-explanatory title is self-explanatory. Long story short, I rebuilt the extruder for my MakerBot and will be testing it tomorrow. Then I will be able to see how well having less ceramic tape on the heater barrel works.