Johnny 5

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General

  • Owner/Loaner: LVL1 owned
  • Serial Number: ?
  • Make/Model: Makerbot Replicator
  • Arrival Date: October 1, 2012
  • Usability: Broken (missing PSU, front console flaky, leaky nozzle)
  • Contact: Chris C
  • Where: 3D printing area in main room
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Note on infill: For models that don't need structural integrity, use less infill. Even in the 2-3% range. Less infill means less wasted plastic.

Note on slicing profiles: Watch that someone hasn't reset the profile to something experimental that can damage the Makerbot. Stick with Replicator default unless you know what you're doing.

Note on materials: There may be a mixture of ABS and PLA filament. Make sure to check the labeling and your print settings, as the materials require slightly different settings which will effect your printing success.

ReplicatorG default ABS settings

  • Slicing Profile: Replicator 2 Default
  • Use Raft / Support (Check if you have overhangs or many pieces on a single build, otherwise uncheck)
  • Use support Material (Exterior support if you have overhangs greater than 45 degree angles)
  • Use default start / end gcode (Always check)
  • Use Print-O-Matic (Always check)

Settings

  • Object Infill (10%)
  • Layer Height (.27)
  • Number of Shells (1)
  • Feedrate (41)
  • Travel Feedrate (51)
  • Print Temperature (220)

ReplicatorG Accelerated ABS print settings

  • Slicing Profile: Replicator 2 Default
  • Use Raft / Support (Check if you have overhangs or many pieces on a single build, otherwise uncheck)
  • Use support Material (Exterior support if you have overhangs greater than 45 degree angles)
  • Use default start / end gcode (Always check)
  • Use Print-O-Matic (Always check)

Settings

  • Object Infill (10%)
  • Layer Height (.27)
  • Number of Shells (1)
  • Feedrate (80)
  • Travel Feedrate (150)
  • Print Temperature (230)

ReplicatorG fine resolution ABS print settings

  • Slicing Profile: Replicator 2 Default
  • Use Raft / Support (Check if you have overhangs or many pieces on a single build, otherwise uncheck)
  • Use support Material (Exterior support if you have overhangs greater than 45 degree angles)
  • Use default start / end gcode (Always check)
  • Use Print-O-Matic (Always check)

Settings

  • Object Infill (10%)
  • Layer Height (.2)
  • Number of Shells (1)
  • Feedrate (40)
  • Travel Feedrate (50)
  • Print Temperature (220)


This is the LVL1 'traveling' Makerbot for demos.

Donated by the Brooke Brown Barzun Philanthropic Foundation as part of our Vision Louisville exhibit at IdeaFestival 2012.

Maintenance Log

  • 04/18/2014 - Maintenance log created. Note from Cherith regarding printer not working properly. Test print of 20mm block and octopus using PLA at 230°C, everything appears to be working normally. Extruding nicely on these two jobs, though they were short...only about 20 minutes. Tim says material globs out from the threads of the nozzle and onto the print on longer prints. (Joseph)
  • 06/03/2014 - On 5/28 Divinity found a huge blob encasing the extruder. Apparently still leaking at threads. Someone removed the blob. Tested with the 20mm block, works. Placed a sign on it suggesting it's ok for small prints, but to not leave large ones unattended. (Joseph)
  • 09/15/2014 - Swapped working front console with Clive Badger. Currently installed front console rarely registers [M] button presses. Board has been cleaned numerous times. May need to apply graphite to push button pads. SD card slot may or may not be working. Unrelated note: Currently missing main power supply. (Nathan A.)