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Offers info on utilizing the MakerBot printer to create a wide selection of 3D objects.

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Good choices: banquet tables, work benches. • A well-ventilated area, but one that isn’t too breezy. The MakerBot needs to be able to heat up and maintain that heat for the duration of the print. • A clean location, free of dust, dirt, and debris. • A dry location. The filament (organic PLA or ABS plastic) can absorb moisture, increasing its thickness and introducing moisture where you don’t want it. • Access to an electrical outlet with a power strip. • Adequate lighting to watch your MakerBot at work.

What Will You Make? At its core, a MakerBot lets you make things. The cost of materials is so low that if the first result is not quite right, you can make it again. This is simple but very powerful. So many people get hung up in life when they meet with failure. Having a MakerBot means that you have access to a machine that will let you face challenges in the real world and fail as many times as it takes until you create a solution that satisfies you. 20 Getting Started with MakerBot These stories of MakerBots solving problems and inventing things aren’t reserved for people who aren’t you.

With your MakerBot unboxed, you’re probably wondering what to do first. You’re almost ready to go, but there are a few things you need to do before you can get started started printing. html). This chapter assumes you’ve already done the following: • Removed the cardboard or foam packaging material. • Removed the cardboard inserts and cut the zip ties that hold the extruder in place. • Installed the build platform, and you’ve tightened the build plate adjustment screws all the way. • Raised the build platform to its maximum height.

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