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3D Printing: We <3 Making a Pip-Boy 3000

The MakerBot makes its industrious sounds at me and I want to work harder, be more efficient, do more in my day. For the past few days, I’ve been tethered to TAG’s own MakerBot Replicator 2 on my first serious 3D printing project – and by serious I mean most intensive.
The object that I am printing will be made up of fifteen parts, many of which take over two hours to print, depending on …

MAKERBOT Replicator 2 Setup

Our new member, the Makerbot Replicator 2 just moved into the lab. It’s cute and chic, but most importantly it prints in 3D!

The setup was pretty easy. Inserting the PLA plastic took a couple of tries. Our first attempt to print Mr. Jaws, a sample toy shark/clothespin was disappointing.

With a reset however, “success!”. The miniature was printed to the electronic melody of the makerbot’s humming, buzzing servos. 18 minutes later, Mr. Jaws was …