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Information about Makerbot

Published on March 12, 2014

Author: KayGregg

Source: slideshare.net

"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

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

MAKERBOT Digitizer

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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