MakerBLACK HOLE – ABS and TIME Down the Tube

Nothing is more discouraging than waiting over an hour for your beloved part to print and at the last minute… it FAILS!  I haven’t been able to figure out what is happening, but it appears to be consistent… the layers become misaligned and ruin the...

Printing From the SD Card

Success!  I have now printed a few parts from the SD card!  This is one of the nice features of the MakerBot electronics– you can print from a file that lives on an SD card plugged directly into the MakerBot. You load the file, insert the card, initiate the...

MakerBot Calibration

More bad news on the documentation. My MakerBot is responding to commands from ReplicatorG. X, Y, and Z axis (what is the plural for axis?!) are all responding properly. I did have to reverse the direction of 2 of the stepper motors. The documentation was incorrectly...

MakerBot – Software… FINALLY!

Admittedly, I have been nervous about this part of project.  Mainly because the blogs and documentation I have read to date – even the video podcasts I have watched all add up to one conclusion: The Software to run this stuff is NOT YET MATURE.  If you are new...