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==Overview==
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3D Printing is a very popular facet of the maker/hacker movement. Though they are still a bit difficult to use/calibrate, they are capable of printing 3D items based on CAD models and using extruded filament.
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== Software ==
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'''3D Printing:'''
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Repetier-Host Repetierhost] used by the Freeside terminal to generate gcode from .stl files and command the 3D printers
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Slic3r Slic3r] is integrated with repetier host above or used as a stand alone to generate machine readable gcode from an .stl 3D model.
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Cura Cura] LulzBot branded flavor of Cura, included with the LulzBot Mini.
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: Printer Firmware
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:: Sprinter
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'''CAD/3D Modeling:'''
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Any software that can generate an .stl 3D image file is suitable.  Below is an incomplete list of popular options.
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*openscad.org
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*tinkercad.com
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*blender.org
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*sketchup.com
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*AutoDesk (various products)
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== Equipment ==
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* [[LulzBot AO-100]]
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* [[The Kraken]]
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* [[Lulzbot_Mini|LulzBot Mini]]
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* Wall of Spool
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* Thingomatic (museum)
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* Cupcake 1 (museum)
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* Cupcake 2 (museum)
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* RepRap Mendel Max (museum)
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* Member workstation
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==Current Projects==
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* Reprap Assembly
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* ≠ Assembling the Kraken ***finally done, woohoo!
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* [http://wiki.freesideatlanta.org/fs/File:Kraken2_loop.gif ≠ Kraken2_loop.gif|≠ Commissioning the Kraken ***Done]
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* Kraken enhancements
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:: - Spool Holder
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:: - Enclosure
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:: - Lighting & LEDs
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:: - Cooling Fan independent switch
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:: - Leveling print bed
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery widths=200px heights=200px>
 
<gallery widths=200px heights=200px>
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File:NicksHeart2.jpg|The fully-assembled working clockwork heart
 
File:NicksHeart2.jpg|The fully-assembled working clockwork heart
 
File:3DPrintingArea.jpg|The full 3D printing area
 
File:3DPrintingArea.jpg|The full 3D printing area
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File:2013-08-17 19.15.54.jpg|The Kraken and his creator Redbeard
 
File:Eggbotz.jpg|Eggbots are good to learn about CNC on, and are muchless complex than 3D printers
 
File:Eggbotz.jpg|Eggbots are good to learn about CNC on, and are muchless complex than 3D printers
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==Overview==
 
 
3D Printing is a very popular facet of the maker/hacker movement. Though they are still a bit difficult to use/calibrate, they are capable of printing 3D items based on CAD models and using extruded filament.
 
 
==Equipment==
 
*Thingomatic
 
*Cupcake
 
*Reprap
 
*The Kraken (custom--designed by Redbeard)
 
*Member workstation
 
 
==Current Projects==
 
*Reprap Assembly
 
*Assembling the Kraken
 
  
 
==Outside Links==
 
==Outside Links==
[http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printing.html Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing]
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*[http://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_harouni_a_primer_on_3d_printing.html Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing]
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page Reprap.org]
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*[http://richrap.blogspot.com/2012/01/slic3r-is-nicer-part-1-settings-and.html Slic3r is Nicer]
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Calibration Basic printer calibration]
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*[http://reprap.org/wiki/Print_Troubleshooting_Pictorial_Guide Print Troubleshooting Pictorial Guide]

Latest revision as of 18:33, 3 March 2016

Contents

[edit] Overview

3D Printing is a very popular facet of the maker/hacker movement. Though they are still a bit difficult to use/calibrate, they are capable of printing 3D items based on CAD models and using extruded filament.

[edit] Software

3D Printing:

  • Repetierhost used by the Freeside terminal to generate gcode from .stl files and command the 3D printers
  • Slic3r is integrated with repetier host above or used as a stand alone to generate machine readable gcode from an .stl 3D model.
  • Cura LulzBot branded flavor of Cura, included with the LulzBot Mini.
Printer Firmware
Sprinter

CAD/3D Modeling:

Any software that can generate an .stl 3D image file is suitable. Below is an incomplete list of popular options.

  • openscad.org
  • tinkercad.com
  • blender.org
  • sketchup.com
  • AutoDesk (various products)

[edit] Equipment

  • Member workstation

[edit] Current Projects

- Spool Holder
- Enclosure
- Lighting & LEDs
- Cooling Fan independent switch
- Leveling print bed

[edit] Gallery

[edit] Outside Links

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