Adventures in MakerBot'ing

Adventures in MakerBot'ing

A presentation I gave a few times to local 3-D printer user groups in Boston, as well as internal company meetings at Roundarch Isobar about the possibilities of DIY fabrication using plastic, and other materials.

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Scott Janousek

November 06, 2011
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  1. Adventures in MakerBot’ing Sunday, November 6, 11

  2. Intro Sunday, November 6, 11

  3. Me @scottjanousek www.scottjanousek.com Analog & Digital Artisan Innovation Architect @

    Isobar Makerbot Operator Sunday, November 6, 11
  4. Maker Movement Sunday, November 6, 11

  5. D.I.Y Do It Yourself Sunday, November 6, 11

  6. What is a “maker”? Sunday, November 6, 11

  7. MakerBot’ing Sunday, November 6, 11

  8. What is a MakerBot? 3-D Printer Extrudes plastic with the

    Toolhead attachments Allows you to create fabricate objects/things! Examples: Plastic Toys, replacement parts, almost Sunday, November 6, 11
  9. My Bot, SAURON Name SAURON Birth Date 7/20/2011 # of

    Prints < 100 Status Healthy! Sunday, November 6, 11
  10. The future of printing? old “skool” new “skool” Sunday, November

    6, 11
  11. Who is MakerBot? Sunday, November 6, 11

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  14. Sunday, November 6, 11

  15. Hardware Sunday, November 6, 11

  16. ARDUINO Sunday, November 6, 11

  17. EXTRUDER CONTROLLER Sunday, November 6, 11

  18. MOTHERBOARD Sunday, November 6, 11

  19. AXIS CONTROLLERS Sunday, November 6, 11

  20. X, Y, Z Axis Sunday, November 6, 11

  21. POWER SUPPLY UNIT Sunday, November 6, 11

  22. Software Sunday, November 6, 11

  23. Replicator-G Sunday, November 6, 11

  24. Sunday, November 6, 11

  25. .STL Sunday, November 6, 11

  26. g-code Sunday, November 6, 11

  27. Some Lingo Sunday, November 6, 11

  28. “Fab” = Fabrication Sunday, November 6, 11

  29. Replication Sunday, November 6, 11

  30. Extrusion Sunday, November 6, 11

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  32. Arduino Sunday, November 6, 11

  33. (Plastic) Filament Sunday, November 6, 11

  34. ABS Sunday, November 6, 11

  35. PLA Sunday, November 6, 11

  36. MakerBot Devices Sunday, November 6, 11

  37. “ToM” Thing-o-matic Sunday, November 6, 11

  38. Thing-o-matic Sunday, November 6, 11

  39. Frostruder Sunday, November 6, 11

  40. “Things” Sunday, November 6, 11

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  47. Thing-a-verse Sunday, November 6, 11

  48. Sunday, November 6, 11

  49. Experiments Sunday, November 6, 11

  50. ABS Sunday, November 6, 11

  51. Things Sunday, November 6, 11

  52. First Print! Sunday, November 6, 11

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  54. “Skull Cloud” @valhead Sunday, November 6, 11

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  59. Other Tests Sunday, November 6, 11

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  64. Kinect 2 STL Sunday, November 6, 11

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  68. PLA Sunday, November 6, 11

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  70. Pen Plotting Sunday, November 6, 11

  71. “Unicorn” Toolhead Sunday, November 6, 11

  72. Lessons Learned Sunday, November 6, 11

  73. Build Challenges Acrylic Build Platform?! No, HBP & ABP! Reversed

    Orientation on parts z-axis shaft length Sunday, November 6, 11
  74. Wrong extruder height! Resolution: Nozzle couldn’t reach build platform. Swapped

    z-axis shaft thread to lower extruder. I was apparently sent the wrong length z-motor shaft ... Sunday, November 6, 11
  75. “Struder Surgery” Cracked D-Plate. Opps. :( Sunday, November 6, 11

  76. Tool Head Error 0?! Sunday, November 6, 11

  77. Tool Head Error 0?! Sunday, November 6, 11

  78. Tool Head Error 0?! Hours of troubleshooting, days of back

    and forth ... Bad Extruder Controller Board Sunday, November 6, 11
  79. Tool Head Error 0 Culprit! Resolution = New EC Board,

    yay! Sunday, November 6, 11
  80. Tips & Tricks Sunday, November 6, 11

  81. Travel Case for Bot RobertHunt1987 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rb-rt/ “MakerBot Thing-o-Matic in a

    Pelican 1620 This is a Pelican 1620 with my MakerBot Thing-O-Matic inside. It must be slightly bigger than the original MakerBot because it's a tight fit, removing the bottom layer of foam helped, it fits quite nicely now. I ordered the case with the pick 'n' pluck foam, I had to allow space for the Z-Stepper and other bits like the feet and bolts. I would highly recommend this case if you plan to travel around with your bot, especially on public transport and it also makes a good seat if there is no room on the train :)” Sunday, November 6, 11
  82. Future Plans Sunday, November 6, 11

  83. Mods Sunday, November 6, 11

  84. Fume Extractor Sunday, November 6, 11

  85. REP-RAP (OPEN SOURCE 3D-PRINTER) Sunday, November 6, 11

  86. More info Sunday, November 6, 11

  87. Self Learning Sunday, November 6, 11

  88. wiki.makerbot.com Sunday, November 6, 11

  89. MakerBot Book EST Publish Date: September 2011 Sunday, November 6,

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  90. Group Learning Sunday, November 6, 11

  91. Hacker Spaces Cambridge, MA (FYI: In process of moving) Sunday,

    November 6, 11
  92. Hacker Spaces Cambridge, MA Sunday, November 6, 11

  93. Hacker Spaces New Hampshire, Nashua (I think?) Sunday, November 6,

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  94. Boston MakerBot Operators User Group Sunday, November 6, 11

  95. Makerbot’ing “Gigs” Sunday, November 6, 11

  96. Training course! Making stuff is fun. It doesn’t have to

    be software, either. The “Maker generation” and “DIY movement” is about making physical entities, not just digital ones. In this workshop, we’ll explore the world of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) fabrication and replication. We’ll have an hour of setup & instruction, and then the rest of time will be devoted to a collaborative design & build of one or more object(s). The object(s) will wind up on thingiverse website for people around the world to download, output, and use! Attendees will learn some tips & tricks of makerbot, Replicator-G, as well as other technical jargon within the realm of 3-D printing. During the workshop, we will model simple objects in 3-D using software, tweak settings in Replicator-G, and render the results physically, in plastic using an on-site Makerbot (Thing-O- Matic). Attendees require no prerequisites for this workshop (besides having an active imagination). Come join us in the FITC “Fab Lab” and get a taste of what it’s like to be a hobbyist fabricator and inventor of “things”! @scottjanousek for more details! MakerBot’ing 101 workshop Sunday, November 6, 11
  97. My Top Take aways! MakeBot is an excellent intro to

    DIY Fabrication ToM can be like owning a car (maintenance, parts, etc). Tweak your bot for maximum output effectiveness & efficiency! Have fun! Sunday, November 6, 11
  98. Thank you! @scottjanousek Sunday, November 6, 11