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<div style="font-size:24px;">Noisebridge's 3D printing station is one of our Fabrication [[Resources]].</div>
 
<div style="font-size:24px;">Noisebridge's 3D printing station is one of our Fabrication [[Resources]].</div>
  
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* '''CHANNELS:''' We have a #3dprinting channel on [[Slack]].
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* '''RESOURCES:''' We have a number of 3D printers documented below which are available for use.
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* '''EVENTS:''' We used to have weekly [[Replicator Wednesday]]. Want to restart it? Volunteer to make them happen again!
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* '''MAINTAINERS:''' 0
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{{recruiting}}
  
 
[[File:3DPrinters100dpi.fw.png|300px|right]]
 
[[File:3DPrinters100dpi.fw.png|300px|right]]
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[[File:Threedprinter_area.JPG|500px]]
  
 
= PRINTERS WE HAVE =
 
= PRINTERS WE HAVE =
  
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== Working Printers ==
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* [[Monoprice Miniprinters]] (Recommended for beginners with extensive tutorial)
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* [[Creality CR-10]]
  
== Monoprice Miniprinters ==
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== Broken Printers ==
 
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* [[Creality Ender-3 Pro]]
[[File:Unnamed.jpg|400px]]
 
 
 
To print your file on the Monoprice Miniprinters, you can do it one of two ways. [http://downloads.monoprice.com/files/manuals/15365_Manual_160415.pdf Full instruction manual is available].
 
 
 
# Use the THREED 3D Printer Terminal.
 
# Install the Slic3r software on your own computer.
 
 
 
If you are new to 3D printing, you can start by printing our Noisebridge symbol fridge magnet which you can [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8751 download from Thingiverse].
 
 
 
[[File:Noisebridge_logo.jpg]]
 
 
 
=== Printing on your own computer ===
 
* Install [http://slic3r.org/ Slicer].
 
* Download the [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByPjSf143rlyNXRLeTFMbWR2NHM/view Monoprice printer configuration file]. Should have settings when loaded like:
 
    * bed size: 130mm x 160mm
 
    * print size: 65mm x 80mm
 
* Open Slicer and click File Menu --> Load Config Bundle..
 
* Select the previously downloaded config file.
 
* Turn your STL file into a GCODE file with the MONOPRICE settings before putting the GCODE onto an SD card and putting it into the monoprice printer.
 
 
 
=== Printing on the Threed ===
 
 
 
1. Open the Slicer app
 
 
 
[[File:00_slicer.PNG]]
 
 
 
2. In the slicer window, click Add...
 
 
 
[[File:01_slicer_window.PNG]]
 
 
 
3. Choose the file you want to print (there is a test file in /Documents/Slic3r/noisebridgelogo2.stl which you can [http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:8751 download from Thingiverse])
 
 
 
[[File:03_slicer_add_documents_slicer.PNG]]
 
 
 
4. Select the noisebridge logo file or your own.
 
 
 
[[File:04_noisebridge_logo_file.PNG]]
 
 
 
5. The file shows up in the preview window.
 
 
 
[[File:04_slicer_imported.PNG]]
 
 
 
6. Click "Export G-code" to export the g-code file to the SD card (inserted in the computer).
 
 
 
Note: Don't use the path as shown on screen, pick the "F:" drive. Sometimes, the SD-card isn't recognized unless you take out the adapter, insert the SD-card into that and put the whole module in!
 
 
 
[[File:05_export_gcode.PNG]]
 
 
 
7. Remove the SD card from the micro SD card adapter in the Threed computer.
 
 
 
8. Insert SD card gently into a slot on the right side of the 3D printer.
 
 
 
9. Move the knob till it points at Print and push it like a button.
 
 
 
9. Turn the knob to Choose the file you want to print and push it like a button.
 
 
 
10. Push the button to print.
 
 
 
11. Watch the progress screen till the temperatures heat up the extruder and platform to the target temperatures (this will take a while so be patient).
 
 
 
12. The printer will start printing.
 
 
 
13. Wait for it to finish and enjoy your finished item by scraping it off the build platform with a thin piece of metal.
 
 
 
14. If the blue masking tape is damaged in the process, remove it and apply some fresh masking tape to the printer surface.
 
 
 
=== FLASHFORGE CREATOR DUAL EXTRUDER PRINTER ===
 
 
 
[[File:FlashForgeCreatorr.jpg|300px]]
 
 
 
bool '''currentlyOperational''' = true;
 
 
 
string '''cloneOf''' = "a MakerBot Replicator Dual Extruder";
 
 
 
==== Flashforge Docs ====
 
* [http://www.flashforge-usa.com/shop/3d-printers/creator-dual-extruder.html this is the wood frame product], similar to the Creator Pro model made of plastic.
 
* [http://www.flashforge-usa.com/assets/manual/flashforge_creator_pro_user_guide_v01.20.2015.3.0.pdf?cd6e8a Flashforge Creator Pro manual]
 
* [http://goo.gl/3mwCkk Getting the Flashforge Creator printing]
 
 
 
=== Printing from your own laptop ===
 
# Software Installation
 
## Download and install [http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm FTDI Drivers].
 
## Download and install [http://replicat.org/download ReplicatorG].
 
# Software Configuration
 
## Open ReplicatorG.
 
## Choose the menu '''File > Open...''' and select the STL file you want to print (It will probably be in your downloads folder if you got it from a web site like Thingiverse.).
 
## Choose the menu '''Machine > Machine Type > The Replicator Dual'''.
 
## Choose the menu '''Machine > Connection (Serial port) > /dev/tty.usbmodem1411'''.
 
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# Generate GCode from your STL file.
 
# Click Connect to device. (If you have trouble, see Connection Troubleshooting below.)
 
 
 
* Connection Troubleshooting
 
** Connection error: The serial port named '/dev/tty.usbmodem1411' could not be found.
 
*** It may not be turned on and plugged in.
 
* Printing Troubleshooting
 
** It stops printing midway through.
 
*** Are you browsing the Internet memes with Replicator in the background? It can't print very far in the background. Alt-tab/command-tab to bring ReplicatorG to foreground every time it stops and it will resume. This is one of the main reasons to start using the SD card to print: You can use your computer for other things without slowing down or stopping prints.
 
 
 
=== Printing from an SD card ===
 
# Put files ending in .gcode on an SD card
 
# Insert SD card into the side-facing slot on the front right side of the case.
 
# Press DOWN ARROW till you reach Print from SD card
 
# Press CENTER SELECT
 
  
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== Unknown ==
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* [[Flashforge Creator Dual Extruder Printer]]
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* [[Prusa i3 Mk2 Printer]]
  
=== Printing from the [[Threed]] printstation PC ===
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== M3D Micro ==
A [[Threed]] printer computer station is connected to the printer.
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Very slow printer, though also low-fuss. Appears to be working but I haven't yet taken the time to wait for a print to get all the way through. Not good for very large or very fine prints.
  
=== Filaments ===
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= Filaments =
 
There are many colors of filament spools to use for printing projects. Take note of which plastic type your filament is and choose settings appropriately. The wrong plastic can damage the printer and make your prints look look like drek.
 
There are many colors of filament spools to use for printing projects. Take note of which plastic type your filament is and choose settings appropriately. The wrong plastic can damage the printer and make your prints look look like drek.
  
 
* Note: Replicator defaults are feedrate 40 and 220 degrees C. Setting them to feedrate 80 brings up an accelerated settings warning. The printer is ready to handle 80.
 
* Note: Replicator defaults are feedrate 40 and 220 degrees C. Setting them to feedrate 80 brings up an accelerated settings warning. The printer is ready to handle 80.
  
==== ABS Plastic ====
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== ABS Plastic ==
 
* Feedrate: 80
 
* Feedrate: 80
 
* Travel feedrate: 80
 
* Travel feedrate: 80
 
* Temperature: 230 degrees C
 
* Temperature: 230 degrees C
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* Buildplate 110 degrees C
 
* Print on yellow kapton tape
 
* Print on yellow kapton tape
 
* Smells like cancer
 
* Smells like cancer
  
==== PLA Plastic ====
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== PLA Plastic ==
 
* Feedrate: 80
 
* Feedrate: 80
 
* Travel feedrate: 100
 
* Travel feedrate: 100
* Temperature: 180 degrees C
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* Temperature: 180-230 degrees C (depends on brand, check spool, cross fingers)
 
* Print on blue painter's tape
 
* Print on blue painter's tape
 
* Smells like Canadian maple syrup
 
* Smells like Canadian maple syrup
  
=== REPRAP PRUSA PRINTER ===
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= PRINTING GUIDELINES =
 
 
See: [[RepRap]]
 
 
 
== PRINTING GUIDELINES ==
 
  
 
* Do not leave 3D printer jobs unattended. Leaving print job will result in project being tossed.
 
* Do not leave 3D printer jobs unattended. Leaving print job will result in project being tossed.
  
== 3D PRINTING HACKSTATION DESIGN ==
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= 3D PRINTING HACKSTATION DESIGN =
 
The 3D printing printing hackstation is a kiosk with the following items necessary for 3D printing:
 
The 3D printing printing hackstation is a kiosk with the following items necessary for 3D printing:
 
* 3D printer
 
* 3D printer
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* Overhead Shelf
 
* Overhead Shelf
 
** Filament spools rack
 
** Filament spools rack
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* 3D Printer tools box
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** elmers glue
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** Kapton tape
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** box cutter
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** usb cables of various ends (micro, b)
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** screw driver
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** plastic scraper
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** allen keys
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[[File:3dprintertools.JPG|200px]]
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Wish list:
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* sandpaper
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* working 3d printers
  
== PROJECT IDEAS ==
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= PROJECT IDEAS =
  
 
* Design a 3D printing merit badge (3D printed in a merit badge shape with velcro attached to the back).
 
* Design a 3D printing merit badge (3D printed in a merit badge shape with velcro attached to the back).
   
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== Would you like to help organize a new weekly 3D printing workshop? ==
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* Giant 3d-printer
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  - canabalizing 2 makerbot replicators
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= Would you like to help organize a new weekly 3D printing workshop? =
 
If you are interested in organizing a new regular 3D printing meetup or reviving Replicator Wednesdays, do it!
 
If you are interested in organizing a new regular 3D printing meetup or reviving Replicator Wednesdays, do it!
 
* Let [[User:Lxpk]] know and he will assist with updating the wiki and organizing your event or project.
 
* Let [[User:Lxpk]] know and he will assist with updating the wiki and organizing your event or project.
  
== Past 3D Printing Things ==
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= Past 3D Printing Things =
  
 
*We used to have [[Makerbot]] printers.
 
*We used to have [[Makerbot]] printers.
*We used to have [[Replicator Wednesdays]]. Want to restart it?
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*We used to have [[Replicator Wednesday]]. Want to restart it?
 
* There is an outdated [[3DPrintBeginners]] guide page that could be a source of good material for this updated new page.
 
* There is an outdated [[3DPrintBeginners]] guide page that could be a source of good material for this updated new page.

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Noisebridge's 3D printing station is one of our Fabrication Resources.
  • CHANNELS: We have a #3dprinting channel on Slack.
  • RESOURCES: We have a number of 3D printers documented below which are available for use.
  • EVENTS: We used to have weekly Replicator Wednesday. Want to restart it? Volunteer to make them happen again!
  • MAINTAINERS: 0
RECRUITING! 2+ maintainer volunteers needed, please volunteer to become maintainers. Edit
3DPrinters100dpi.fw.png

Threedprinter area.JPG

PRINTERS WE HAVE[edit]

Working Printers[edit]

Broken Printers[edit]

Unknown[edit]

M3D Micro[edit]

Very slow printer, though also low-fuss. Appears to be working but I haven't yet taken the time to wait for a print to get all the way through. Not good for very large or very fine prints.

Filaments[edit]

There are many colors of filament spools to use for printing projects. Take note of which plastic type your filament is and choose settings appropriately. The wrong plastic can damage the printer and make your prints look look like drek.

  • Note: Replicator defaults are feedrate 40 and 220 degrees C. Setting them to feedrate 80 brings up an accelerated settings warning. The printer is ready to handle 80.

ABS Plastic[edit]

  • Feedrate: 80
  • Travel feedrate: 80
  • Temperature: 230 degrees C
  • Buildplate 110 degrees C
  • Print on yellow kapton tape
  • Smells like cancer

PLA Plastic[edit]

  • Feedrate: 80
  • Travel feedrate: 100
  • Temperature: 180-230 degrees C (depends on brand, check spool, cross fingers)
  • Print on blue painter's tape
  • Smells like Canadian maple syrup

PRINTING GUIDELINES[edit]

  • Do not leave 3D printer jobs unattended. Leaving print job will result in project being tossed.

3D PRINTING HACKSTATION DESIGN[edit]

The 3D printing printing hackstation is a kiosk with the following items necessary for 3D printing:

  • 3D printer
  • Pegboard
    • Blue masking tape to coat the build platform.
    • Wedge to scrape builds off of the tape.
      • Autobody chisel works best.
    • Ruler
    • Duster spray can to clean out parts
    • Files to file down parts
    • Scraps box for recycling of wasted parts.
    • Showcase box for showing cool things to inspire people with.
    • Cleaning Reminder Sign: (Please help keep NOISEBRIDGE tidy by keeping this area clean.)
  • Overhead Shelf
    • Filament spools rack
  • 3D Printer tools box
    • elmers glue
    • Kapton tape
    • box cutter
    • usb cables of various ends (micro, b)
    • screw driver
    • plastic scraper
    • allen keys

3dprintertools.JPG


Wish list:

  • sandpaper
  • working 3d printers

PROJECT IDEAS[edit]

  • Design a 3D printing merit badge (3D printed in a merit badge shape with velcro attached to the back).


  • Giant 3d-printer
- canabalizing 2 makerbot replicators

Would you like to help organize a new weekly 3D printing workshop?[edit]

If you are interested in organizing a new regular 3D printing meetup or reviving Replicator Wednesdays, do it!

  • Let User:Lxpk know and he will assist with updating the wiki and organizing your event or project.

Past 3D Printing Things[edit]