MakerBot Assembly – the MK5 Printer Head

This post is slightly out of order, but going back and forth from electronics to mechanical assembly on the plastruder, or printer head, starts to muddy the sequence of assembly.  This was easily the most fun part to build.  It feels and looks like you are building...

MakerBot Cupcake – Electronics

The build instructions on the Makerbot Wiki site (http://wiki.makerbot.com/start) are pretty good for the main body of the build.  It starts to go sideways when you get to the electronics.  There are several versions of the Cupcake body and the electronics packages....

MakerBot: Cupcake Z Stage Assembly

BUILD TIME: 1.5 hours [smooth=id:3;] This was the most enjoyable part of the build to date. My daughter Sydney cleaned all the threaded rods and Levi, my 6 year old boy, put bolts and nuts together to assemble the acrylic. Syndey and Levi mounted the bearings and nuts...

MakerBot: Body Assembly

BUILD TIME: 2 hours MakerBot: Body Assembly & Electronics from Printr Bot on Vimeo. My Daughter, Sydney had no trouble assembling the body herself.  It is essentially a box with one extra layer inside.  We sanded down all the little imperfections left over from...

MakerBot: X Stage Assembly

BUILD TIME: 2 hours I am taking my time assembling my MakerBot CupCake.  I could tackle more in a day, and maybe I will soon…. but for now, its been a good pace.  Today, my 14 year old daughter asked me specifically if she could help with the next part of the...