With the recent, unexpected purchase of aluminum extrusions from Misumi, my timetable for building a Kossel Mini needed to be altered. The original plan was to be executed in the following order : Finish upgrading the build size of my Continue reading Kossel Mini build : Part 0
quick note: So, after re-reading the documentation, when facing the Cupcake(RAMPcake?) When facing the CupcakeRAMPcake, X+ = platform should move left X- = platform should move right Y+ = platform should move toward front Y- = platform should move towards Continue reading RAMPcake?
I’m currently in the process of replacing the MBI Gen3 stuff(extruder +electronics) with RAMPS+MakerGear extruder. On a quiet night, I’m calibrating the stepper motors with RAMPS when THIS occurred: I started to hear noises(although my cellphone could only Continue reading Ghost in the… cupcake?
I’ll cut directly to the chase : the Makerbot Cupcake Ultimate has been the source of many awe and frustration. In a nutshell, this product makes into reality, some parts that one can design in a 3D CAD software. For Continue reading MakerBot Cupcake Ultimate : The Beginning
Quick post(or update); Inconsistent, scattered instruction/documentation(problems of a wiki) Misaligned prints (holes did not line up properly and had to re-drill holes) Missing parts – Customer Support had to mail me the missing parts… twice. Product recall/workaround (power Y-splitter Defective Continue reading Makerbot woes Part 3 – conclusion?
Still messing with the Makerbot Cupcake, trying to finish calibration to print something successfully(last successful print was really almost perfect – portion slid and messed up the top of the knob I printed) On the exciting Makerbot journey, I Continue reading Makerbot woes Part 2
Hey folks, This’ll be a short one. I’ve gotten the Makerbot Cupcake to work. Sorta. just received more parts from Makerbot(it seems their QA department is either very new, or very lacking). Anyway, that’s another post – while Continue reading Makerbot woes
I have finally tightened my last screw in the MakerBot. After multiple interactions with support, as well as going over multiple revisions of the “instructions” posted on their website – I was confident that I was done… until I recalled Continue reading assembly complete!
Got this in the mail – perhaps I can resume making the MakerBot? Stay tuned!
Well, tonight was a roller-coaster of emotions. My extreme sense of excitement and elation came to an abrupt end when I tried to put the set screw in the pulley… and found that the set screws are TOO TINY … Continue reading … Sooo close!