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Training Session 1: Wed 7th September @12:30pm [[User:Samthetechie|Samthetechie]] showed [[User:Billy_Smith|Billy Smith]]
 
Training Session 1: Wed 7th September @12:30pm [[User:Samthetechie|Samthetechie]] showed [[User:Billy_Smith|Billy Smith]]
 
== '''<div style="color:red">DO NOT UPDATE OR EDIT THE FIRMWARE ON THE BOARDS. </div>'''==
 
== '''<div style="color:red">DO NOT UPDATE OR EDIT THE FIRMWARE ON THE BOARDS. </div>'''==
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Please document the customizations which prevent upgrading the firmware <3
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
 
To try to reduce the stagering amount of damage the Makerbot sustains I've added a key.
 
To try to reduce the stagering amount of damage the Makerbot sustains I've added a key.
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ABS melts at 220 °C.
 
ABS melts at 220 °C.
 
PLA melts at 210 °C
 
PLA melts at 210 °C
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Use ReplicatorG 0025, setting the Machine driver the "Cupcake w/ automated build platform", but the Gcode profile set to "Cupcake w/ heated build platform" (for now, because we don't have a scrubber).
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The heated build platform should be set to 100-120 °C, and shows up in GCode as the "cooling fan".  If controlling the extruder, set it to 255.
  
 
The PTFE Barrel insulates the extruder nozzle  
 
The PTFE Barrel insulates the extruder nozzle  
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*Temperature of Shape Next Layers: 220.0
 
*Temperature of Shape Next Layers: 220.0
  
====Troubleshooting====
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Yup, that should defo do the trick!
*Replacing the heater barrel
 
**[http://store.makerbot.com/toolheads/plastruder/makerbot-spare-parts-kit.html MakerBot store - spare parts kit]
 
*Uncloging the extruder
 
**[http://makerblock.com/2010/02/how-to-unclog-your-extruder-barrel-and-nozzle/ MakerBlock - How to unclog your extruder barrel and nozzle]
 
*Extruder
 
**The extruder mechanism is now the [http://wiki.makerbot.com/plastruder-mk5 MK5 plastruder].
 
**For unknown reasons, the heater resistors needed replacing. Replacements were obtained but were the wrong physical size (didn't fit the mounting hole spacing). The correct resistors are 5R, 10W, 1% and the mounting screws are M2 at the diagonally opposed corners of a rectangle 15.9 x 14.3mm (ohmite series 810 footprint [http://www.ohmite.com/catalog/pdf/89_series.pdf pdf]). Also [http://uk.farnell.com/welwyn/wh10-5r-ji/resistor-15w-5-5r/dp/9507116 Welwyn parts from Farnell] (only 5% tolerance but I can't see why that would be an issue).
 
***They also need to be able to stand a maximum temperature of 250C. .. which the aluminium-cased ones can't, apparently : "Derating: Linearly from 100% @ +25°C to 0% @+275°C" (Ohmite datasheet). Is this just their way of saying you can't dissipate any power (and hence increase the temperature) above 275C ? Or that Makerbot have underspecified the resistors ? Or is there another manufacturer that permits higher temperatures ?
 
  
 
==Consumables==
 
==Consumables==
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==More information==
 
==More information==
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Glen's notes on conversion to RAMPS [http://groups.google.com/group/london-hack-space/browse_thread/thread/4fa699826c0c3506]
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====Software====
 
====Software====
 
* [http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Drivers] for USB-serial cable (also [http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm here]).
 
* [http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm Drivers] for USB-serial cable (also [http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm here]).
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====Instructions====
 
====Instructions====
 
*[http://wiki.makerbot.com/how-to-print How To Print: an overview of turning a thought into an object]
 
*[http://wiki.makerbot.com/how-to-print How To Print: an overview of turning a thought into an object]
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[[Category:Equipment]]

Latest revision as of 12:03, 1 June 2013

Makerbot Cupcake
1.jpg
Model Unknown
Sub-category Scrapped
Status Scrapped
Last updated 1 June 2013 12:03:42
Consumables Unknown
Accessories Unknown
Training requirement Yes
Training link Unknown
Owner Unknown
Origin Unknown
Makerbot-1.jpg
Makerbot-2.jpg

Please don't touch or fiddle with the Makerbot unless you have been trained.

Training Session 1: Wed 7th September @12:30pm Samthetechie showed Billy Smith

DO NOT UPDATE OR EDIT THE FIRMWARE ON THE BOARDS.

Please document the customizations which prevent upgrading the firmware <3

Status

To try to reduce the stagering amount of damage the Makerbot sustains I've added a key. operator log for more information.

Model

We have a Makerbot Cupcake (batch 9, #402)! Now modified to a hipsterbot, extended x, y, z-axis. It's to cool.

Specification

Instructions

If you haven't used it before, please contact Glen or Russ and get him to show you how it works.

If you're using the Makerbot and have issues with it, or have to do maintenance/modifications to it, please note them in the operator log. This lets other users know what the state of the machine is, and helps us to avoid repeating errors which lead to breakage.

Calibration

Connection voodoo

  1. USB cable maker bot
  2. USB cable laptop
  3. Makerbot PSU power on
  4. Use key to turn power on to system
  5. ~RepRap motherboard power on
  6. replicatorg

Temperature settings

ABS melts at 220 °C. PLA melts at 210 °C

Use ReplicatorG 0025, setting the Machine driver the "Cupcake w/ automated build platform", but the Gcode profile set to "Cupcake w/ heated build platform" (for now, because we don't have a scrubber).

The heated build platform should be set to 100-120 °C, and shows up in GCode as the "cooling fan". If controlling the extruder, set it to 255.

The PTFE Barrel insulates the extruder nozzle

  • PTFE is a thermoplastic polymer. Its melting point is 327 °C, but its properties degrade above 260 °C

The default "3mm" thermistor settings are as follows:

  • Temperature of Raft: 230.0
  • Temperature of Shape First Layer Outline: 215.0
  • Temperature of Shape First Layer Within: 215.0
  • Temperature of Shape Next Layers: 220.0

Yup, that should defo do the trick!

Consumables

I've bought plastic, lots of plastic.

ABS Black, white, clear, red, yellow, pink green & blue.

PLA Clear, green, white and metallic.

Prices range from 4 to 2.5 pence per gram. Put money for plastic used in the box marked Glen in the box store room.

More information

Glen's notes on conversion to RAMPS [1]

Software

Communities

Instructions