Tutorials - Fab Academy at AS220 Labs - Providence, RI

3D Printing

The Assignment For This Week:

Global Assignment:
  • Design and 3D print an object (small, few cm)
  • Extra Credit: edit and print an object that you scanned

Providence Assignments (do as many as you can):

Read these chapters in Getting Started with MakerBot:
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 6: Getting Started Printing
    • NOTE: The Lab's Replicator is running on the Sailfish firmware - so we need to use ReplicatorG, not Makerware.
    • You don't need to download ReplicatorG, we need to use the Sailfish flavor for it to work with the machine.
    • Review the ReplicatorG user guide.
  • Chapter 5: Meet the MakerBot Replicator 2
    • Note: We have a Replicator "classic"  - but it is a very similar machine to the Replicator 2. 
    • The build dimensions on the Replicator are slightly different.  See: http://store.makerbot.com/replicator.html
First Print: Customized Ring
Get the OpenScad file from Thingiverse

Second Print: Stretchy Braclet
Get the stretchlet or a twistlet files from Thingiverse.

Third Print: You - Reconstructed
Print out your cleaned up Kinect scan of your bust (head / shoulders).

GCode Viewers

Download and Install Software Packages