Month: February 2015

Slic3r Success

Everything is dialed in now in Slicer for my good old MakerBot Thing-O-Matic.  I recently started printing with PLA instead of ABS and I can honestly say I am getting used to it.  ABS certainly has it’s place but PLA does print really nice too once it’s dialed in.  I made this fantastic Valentines Keychain for my family members.  This was printed called to 75% of the original size from the original Thing posted on Thingiverse.  This cool print in place one piece design with moving centerpiece is well done.  You can download it here:  Valentine’s Day keychain


Photo Feb 14, 9 31 44 AM

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Makerbot Thing-O-Matic Silc3r configuration

I searched around for a while but couldn’t find any definitive (and working) MakerBot Thing-O-Matic configurations for my machine with Sailfish Firmware.  I decided to go about digging through and setting up my own.  My initial reason for doing this was I was having a retraction issue using MakerBot Desktop that, due to it’s non user friendly configuration I just couldn’t get ironed out.  I did not have this problem until I updated to MakerBot Desktop 3.5 earlier this week.  Prior to that I never had an issue.

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