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* Print
 
* Print
 
* Post-Print - remove from the 3D printer bed with a razor
 
* Post-Print - remove from the 3D printer bed with a razor
 
=== Leveling the print plate ===
 
 
To level the print plate using an allen wrench as a guide:
 
 
Lay the allen wrench flat on one corner of the plate.
 
 
With the machine off, drag the printer head over the long part of the wrench. The head should just barely flip the wrench up. Adjust the height of the corner with the thumbwheels. Make sure the plate ends up tight between the wheels.
 
 
Repeat for the other three corners.
 
  
 
== Gallery of Creations ==
 
== Gallery of Creations ==

Revision as of 18:41, 11 May 2013

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Hardware

We currently have the following 3D printers:


Documentation

We currently don't have great documentation right now that covers turning on a printer, connecting it to the computer, calibration, and setting it up. We are working on that.

Overview

Quick and dirty overview

  • Turn on the 3D Printer (switch is on the back right side)
  • Make sure the 3D Printer is connected by USB to the desktop
  • Start the program Repetier-Host http://www.repetier.com/documentation/repetier-host/
  • Calibrate the printer
  • Load your STL file (model of the 3D Printout)
  • Slice the STL file into G-Code
  • Print
  • Post-Print - remove from the 3D printer bed with a razor

Gallery of Creations

Older Documentation

Printer Calibration

Background: Original handwritten piece by Jae. This was the primary documentation for most of the early SudoRoom days and was writen down on a piece of paper. It's quite excellent.

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