Sunday, January 17, 2010

Oh, the joy of 3D printing

There is calibration to do, and repositioning of the Z-plane rods. Despite all this I printed (a kind of) PTFE retainer.
The first rafts didn't stick at all. Then they did but the extruder would stop or the print would be fudgy so the nozzle got stuck. Then despair came. And today I managed to complete the thing.

And, well err, it does resemble most of the design ;-)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jim, it's alive!

The MakerBot is built and indeed it prints.

The first print ever, a testcube

Now back to my wishlist of things to print. For tweaking and operational MB stuff I keep an eye on the MakerBot Operators Blog.