My first attempt at a chest and drawers left me with no chest and 2 drawers. It's just as well because I salvaged part of a lump of plastic enough to do a sizing test on. So for round 2 of the chests, I had to break it down into 3 parts. If the prints tonight work, I'll publish everything on Thingiverse tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Makerbot #5209 20mm Test Cube.
For the life of me I can't seem to figure out layer #1, but the rest of it looks nice.
Posted by Team OMB at 6:21 PM
I've been trying to learn everything I can about designing in Sketchup. Just reading Sketchup for Dummies helped immensely. Tonight I'm working on a chest of drawers. I'll post it to Thingiverse when I get it right.
Looking forward to working with Ben to draw all Makerbot owners in Ohio out of the woodwork, er plastic work.
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.
This is a "Robotic Arm Edge" kit with a USB interface Kit. Building the ToMs definitely helped me to put this together. My plan is to use it in conjunction with remote builds where I control the machines and USB cameras via Logmein.
Posted by Team OMB at 11:31 AM