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SudoRoom has a [http://typeamachines.com/ Type A Machine], currently our only 3D printer. It was generously donated by Jae Kwon in fall 2012.
 
SudoRoom has a [http://typeamachines.com/ Type A Machine], currently our only 3D printer. It was generously donated by Jae Kwon in fall 2012.
  
==Attached Computer==
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Tuesdays 5-9 is our hack night dedicated to 3D Printing. Stop by and learn, create, play!
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We're working on using this machine to print a [[RepRap]].
  
The printer can attach to any computer by USB, but usually it's attached to a Linux machine called "sudodesk." It runs Linux Mint which does not have much helpful software in its repos, so the desktop user "sudoer" has these installed locally:
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==Status==
* [http://slic3r.org/ slic3r] (turns STL files into gcode)
 
* kisslicer (alternative to slic3r)
 
* [https://github.com/kliment/Printrun pronterface] (operates the printer, which accepts gcode)
 
  
== Calibration ==
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The printer is working! Jake [http://lists.sudoroom.org/pipermail/sudo-discuss/2013-December/005006.html fixed it].
  
 
The bed & z-axis are often untrue. Some suggestions:
 
The bed & z-axis are often untrue. Some suggestions:
 
* Move the head around - is the bed flat? Test the Z roughly with an allan wrench laid flat on the bed (it should should barely flip up), then more finely with a piece of paper (it should create a slight friction only). Test on all four corners, adjusting the screws if necessary. Sometimes the middle might even be dipped in a bow. This will make it harder to print large objects...
 
* Move the head around - is the bed flat? Test the Z roughly with an allan wrench laid flat on the bed (it should should barely flip up), then more finely with a piece of paper (it should create a slight friction only). Test on all four corners, adjusting the screws if necessary. Sometimes the middle might even be dipped in a bow. This will make it harder to print large objects...
 
* Because the bed is not heated, prints will stick. You might need to pry them off with a razor. This often tears the tape, so we need to buy more tape. Usually we use ScotchBlue #2093EL.
 
* Because the bed is not heated, prints will stick. You might need to pry them off with a razor. This often tears the tape, so we need to buy more tape. Usually we use ScotchBlue #2093EL.
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* We are working on printing [https://github.com/sudoroom/tashim shims] that can snugly hold a glass bed.
  
== Repair History ==
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==Attached Computer==
  
This printer has a long, colorful history of repair and disrepair. Most recently, Jake got it to work and [http://lists.sudoroom.org/pipermail/sudo-discuss/2013-December/005006.html reported to the list].
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The printer can attach to any computer by USB, but usually it's attached to a Linux machine called "sudodesk." It runs Linux Mint which does not have much helpful software in its repos, so the desktop user "sudoer" has these installed locally:
 
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* [http://slic3r.org/ slic3r] (turns STL files into gcode)
At least one Sudoer works for the manufacturer - his business card is tacked to the cork board above the printer.
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* kisslicer (alternative to slic3r)
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* [https://github.com/kliment/Printrun pronterface] (operates the printer, which accepts gcode)
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We can also give you your own user! Contact yar or jerkey.
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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** [http://support.typeamachines.com/hc/en-us/articles/200022919-Cleaning-out-a-Filament-Jam Cleaning out a filament jam]
 
** [http://support.typeamachines.com/hc/en-us/articles/200022919-Cleaning-out-a-Filament-Jam Cleaning out a filament jam]
 
** [http://forum.typeamachines.com/index.php Online Forum]
 
** [http://forum.typeamachines.com/index.php Online Forum]
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* At least one Sudoer works for the manufacturer - his business card is tacked to the cork board above the printer.
  
 
== Gallery of Creations ==
 
== Gallery of Creations ==

Revision as of 19:46, 31 December 2013

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This is about a particular printer. There's a separate page about creating or acquiring 3D models.

SudoRoom has a Type A Machine, currently our only 3D printer. It was generously donated by Jae Kwon in fall 2012.

Tuesdays 5-9 is our hack night dedicated to 3D Printing. Stop by and learn, create, play!

We're working on using this machine to print a RepRap.

Status

The printer is working! Jake fixed it.

The bed & z-axis are often untrue. Some suggestions:

  • Move the head around - is the bed flat? Test the Z roughly with an allan wrench laid flat on the bed (it should should barely flip up), then more finely with a piece of paper (it should create a slight friction only). Test on all four corners, adjusting the screws if necessary. Sometimes the middle might even be dipped in a bow. This will make it harder to print large objects...
  • Because the bed is not heated, prints will stick. You might need to pry them off with a razor. This often tears the tape, so we need to buy more tape. Usually we use ScotchBlue #2093EL.
  • We are working on printing shims that can snugly hold a glass bed.

Attached Computer

The printer can attach to any computer by USB, but usually it's attached to a Linux machine called "sudodesk." It runs Linux Mint which does not have much helpful software in its repos, so the desktop user "sudoer" has these installed locally:

  • slic3r (turns STL files into gcode)
  • kisslicer (alternative to slic3r)
  • pronterface (operates the printer, which accepts gcode)

We can also give you your own user! Contact yar or jerkey.

External Links

musical wiggly vase video

Documentation:

Gallery of Creations