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Revision as of 15:17, 23 December 2013

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Overview

Current Status

As of 12pm on 10/31/2013, the heater in the print head is broken. Hol is taking the lead on getting a new one.

Hardware

We currently have the following 3D printers:

3D Printer - Type A Machines Series 1

PC for 3D Printer

There is a Linux PC that connects to the 3D Printer. It has all the required software installed.

Files

Documentation

Documentation for Beginners

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.

The current documentation / comic on the printer bed calibration is also out of date, since we have a new printer bed. Romy is compiling a 3D Printing for Beginners page on both SudoRoom and Noisebridge Wiki https://noisebridge.net/wiki/3DPrintBeginners

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

Software

Software installed on the Linux PC connected to the printer

Still looking for a good user guide/tutorial on Pronterface

More on Type A Machines 3D Printer

Here are a few links on how to operate and maintain the printer

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.

3D Printing - page 1

Fun Projects

These are humorous one off projects started for various purposes. Sometimes I think these wiki pages need a little non mean spirited humor.

3D Printer Dear Diary

  • This was a humorous attempt at creating a personal teen diary for the 3D printer in hopes that more people would get engaged and participate. It didn't work. I hope I didn't offend anyone by suggesting our type a machine is a brony.