Published on March 12, 2014
"We see the library as not being in the book business, but being in the learning business and the exploration business and the expand-your-mind business." MY BOSS
“The way people used to use libraries had a lot in common with the way they’d shop at supermarkets. “Now we’re incorporating more aspects of the kitchen.”
OUR MAKERBOTS USE PLA PLA, or Polylactic Acid 1 SPOOL COSTS $43
1 spool prints 392 chess pieces
This name tag took 11 minutes
This little guy took 45 ABOUT OUR MAKERBOT
Software Tinkercad: browser based FREE as in beer integrates with Thingiverse easy Software
Software Tinkercad: Utterly reliant on Internet connection Not precise Engineers will hate you Was almost killed off last year Software
123D DESIGN ONLINE
Google SketchUp requires download Software
Google SketchUp has awesome warehouse Software
Software 1. Tries to sell you stuff all the time 2. Pro versions are very expensive 3. Learning curve steep for casual users 4. Hard to make smaller objects
Makerware: slices up your object and sends it to the Makerbot MakerWare is not a design program. The object is built from the bottom up, one sliver at a time. Software
Thingiverse clearinghouse for the 3D designs of others. Allows you to download and alter according to Creative Commons licensing. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:130412
GETTING STARTED Create accounts with TinkerCad and Thingiverse Sign-up can take a few minutes to process! Sign-up can take a few minutes to process!
Try these training programs!
Return to Tinkercad and Select “Create New Design”
Practice dragging Geometric shapes onto the Workplane
Practice changing your view using your mouse and the onscreen tools.
Download for 3D Printing as STL
USING MAKERWARE Uses algorithm slices your digital ﬁle into very thin layers to prepare it for 3D printing.
SIMPLE TO USE 3 Buttons, 2 that actually do something helpful.
ADD brings your file into the program.
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file Put the object on the platform
Rafts and Supports Should be removed from the project when it is finished printing. Supports help prints with extreme overhangs. If you have an overhang that extends out at greater than 45 degrees, then you need a support. Rafting helps with uneven shapes or prints that have trouble sticking to the build plate
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file Put the object on the platform The Magical Preview Button! IMPORTANT! Click MAKE to preview
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file Put the object on the platform ALL these presets can stay the same. These are up to you
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file Put the object on the platform The Magical Preview Button! Won’t effect prints in progress
The Magical Preview Button! How long will this take? What this thing will actually look like!
What was promised on Thingiverse.
What the preview told me.
ADD brings your file into the program. Navigate to your file Put the object on the platform The Magical Preview Button! Do it! You know you want to.
MAKERBOT MAINTENANCE Wonky PLA load Unaligned platten the 2 things that cause the most problems are:
MAKERBOT MAINTENANCE The 2 things that cause the most problems are: Unleveled build plate • Wedging • Velcro-ing • Misalignment Bad PLA Load • Air Printing • PLA feeder Clicking • Filament wadding at head
MAKERBOT MAINTENANCE Wonky PLA load trim the end of the filament before loading and don’t be afraid of pushing too hard when loading. Staff can’t load and unload spools. The color that is on is the color your print will be.
MAKERBOT Digitizer 1. 2.Each pass takes 9 minutes 3.Combining multiple scans makes better prints 4.Works with MakerWare
Make your survey: simple repeatable problem solving
Fill out a survey, get a free print!
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