Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Makerbot #5209 First Print

Makerbotter #5209 being a newest kid on the block.  Received his printer, took 20 hours to build.  16 hours of that being straight through the night.  After tightening the bolts, setting the Z Axis Calibration, and waiting for the HBP and extruder to heat up, below was his first print.  Not to exciting, but hey it was printing ABS 3mm plastic!

Well that was lack luster.  Problem was the HBP connector kept bumping into the X stage end stop.  Shutting down printing.  The printer would move the X stage over and begin printing again, only to hit the end stop.  First Try #1 aborted.

Try #2 below

Well as we can see the second pass was not successfully completed.  Seems Makerboth #5209 had a computer crash, hence a reboot was needed.

3rd Time is the Charm!!

Well it isn't perfect, but for a new member of the 3D community, this is very exciting. 

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