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Noisebridge's Makerbot kit, thoughtfully purchased by Mitch, arrived at 83C on Monday evening, July 20.  Leading the assembly team is Joachim, along with Christoph, Rachel, Steve (Mr Domino), and Jeffrey (ieatlint).
 
Noisebridge's Makerbot kit, thoughtfully purchased by Mitch, arrived at 83C on Monday evening, July 20.  Leading the assembly team is Joachim, along with Christoph, Rachel, Steve (Mr Domino), and Jeffrey (ieatlint).
  
It took about an hour and a half to go through and check the parts against the parts list.  We think we are missing a bag of "laser cut pulleys" but it's hard to be completely sure, as there are a LOT of parts and they are not all labeled exactly as in the parts list.  We determined to start assembly anyway.
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It took about an hour and a half to go through and check the parts against the [http://pony.noisebridge.net/~cmaier/makerbot/parts_lists.ods parts list]<strike>We think we are missing a bag of "laser cut pulleys" but it's hard to be completely sure, as there are a LOT of parts and they are not all labeled exactly as in the parts list</strike> A bag of "laser cut pulleys" was replaced by MakerBot-made pulleys, but the parts lists weren't updated.  We determined to start assembly anyway.
  
  
== Cupcake Electronics Assembly ==
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== Cupcake [[Makerbot/Electronics|Electronics]] Assembly ==
[http://wiki.makerbot.com/cupcake-electronics-assembly Instructions] Christoph handling the SMD component soldering with only occasional bitching to people to STOP MOVING THE TABLE.
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[http://wiki.makerbot.com/cupcake-electronics-assembly Instructions] Christoph soldering one of the [[Makerbot/Electronics/Stepper_driver|stepper motor drivers]], one of the [[Makerbot/Electronics/endstop_switches|endstop switches]], and the SMD parts on the [[Makerbot/Electronics/Motherboard|motherboard]] with only occasional bitching to people to '''''STOP MOVING THE TABLE'''''.
  
 
== Cupcake Pulley Assembly ==
 
== Cupcake Pulley Assembly ==

Revision as of 19:10, 21 July 2009

Contents

Building

This describes the current progress of the building of the Makerbot. Instructions are found here, and a forum for it is found here.

Noisebridge's Makerbot kit, thoughtfully purchased by Mitch, arrived at 83C on Monday evening, July 20. Leading the assembly team is Joachim, along with Christoph, Rachel, Steve (Mr Domino), and Jeffrey (ieatlint).

It took about an hour and a half to go through and check the parts against the parts list. We think we are missing a bag of "laser cut pulleys" but it's hard to be completely sure, as there are a LOT of parts and they are not all labeled exactly as in the parts list A bag of "laser cut pulleys" was replaced by MakerBot-made pulleys, but the parts lists weren't updated. We determined to start assembly anyway.


Cupcake Electronics Assembly

Instructions Christoph soldering one of the stepper motor drivers, one of the endstop switches, and the SMD parts on the motherboard with only occasional bitching to people to STOP MOVING THE TABLE.

Cupcake Pulley Assembly

Instructions.

Cupcake CNC Body Assembly

We got the first part of the body together without difficulty, but had trouble with the Z stage as one of the parts had changed from when the docs were written. The Z stage rod holding guides changed from being O-shaped to being U-shaped, and are marked "Z guides". The forums told us to use them anyway.

The next problem was with threaded rods, which had been cut to size. The ends of some would not take a nut. We solved this with judicious use of the bench grinder. There were LOTS of nut/rod jokes, and we were in a state where they were actually funny! Rachel 10:08, 21 July 2009 (PDT)

Progressed to and including the step entitled "Z-stage stepper wiring" as detailed on the body assembly instructions. The body assembly is nearly completed. Ieatlint 03:52, 21 July 2009 (PDT)

Cupcake Y Stage Assembly

Instructions.

Cupcake X Stage Assembly

Instructions.

Plastruder MK3 Assembly

Instructions. Progressed through to end of Heater Barrel Assembly. Continue at Filament Drive Mechanism. Miloh 04:24, 21 July 2009 (PDT)

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