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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Todo List

Makerbot #1 (tag #4391)

  1. Purchase replacement parts:
    1. Core Tube (buy one) – http://store.makerbot.com/machined-core-tube-for-mk6-1-75-mm.html
    2. Replacement PTFE Tube (no longer carried by Makerbot) – McMaster-Carr #8547K23 – (1/4″ OD by 1/8″ ID ) order 1′ length.  Will need to be machined and beveled to the proper dimensions (to fit inside the 1/4″ ID Thermal Barrier Tube and guide 3mm ABS filament).
    3. Motors (buy two) – http://store.makerbot.com/nema-17-stepper-motor.html
    4. XY Motor Pulleys (buy two) – http://store.makerbot.com/xy-motor-pulley-for-5mm-shaft.html
  2. Print and install Heated Build Platform Strain Relief (Makerbot #2 has one of these already)
  3. Remove Automated Build Platform and replace with Heated Build Platform.   ABP does not work well for raftless printing.

Makerbot #2 (tag #6776)


  1. Construct a spool handler.
  2. Further calibration of printing process (such as leveling the X/Y table, further tuning Skeinforge settings)
posted by Michael Chladil at 11:43 am  

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