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Configuring Skeinforge: Movin’ on up! (to a recent version)

Starting at ReplicatorG version 0020, the folks at MakerBot are also including a recent version of Skeinforge. w00T!! I’ve been advocating moving up to more recent versions of skeinforge for months now, mostly because I think I can sorta figure out … Continue reading

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Configuring Skeinforge: The 4 (or 5) Big Settings..

Unlike the previous post which was sortofa mini Skeinforge dictionary, this one is about some parameters you’ll actually find in Skeinforge. This was written with Skeinforge 31 (“10.09.21”) in mind but anything past version 20 or so should be pretty … Continue reading

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Configuring Skeinforge: Some Basic Terms…

I’ve gotten a bunch of questions lately about configuring Skeinforge, the program MakerBot people (and others!) use to take a 3D model and turn it into a gcode file. I’m sure there are others around who are a lot more up … Continue reading

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Feeling hot, hot, hot!!

No, not because it’s summer and hot & humid here. Again. Still.. Finally got my MakerBot Heated Build Platform working! Yes, folks, I surface mount soldered. I used a multimeter. I debugged stuff (then begged for help). Damn, I’m good.

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Heads up, teachers! 10 MakerBots being given away!!

If you’re a teacher, a student or know either of the above, you must check this one out. MakerBot Industries is giving away 10 MakerBot kits to teachers! Are you a teacher that could use a MakerBot? It’s almost time to go back … Continue reading

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Is the circle of plastic life closing?

Interesting blog from Bre at MakerBot.com today. Apparently, some clever folks at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, are working on a machine that turns plastic milk jugs into HDPE filament.. Reading things like this, I can’t help but picture wanting … Continue reading

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Skeinforge Support.. Part 2

Trying out the Support structures in Skeinforge again this afternoon. If you missed part 1, you might want to give that a look first. Today I’m using an actual, decent model, the Jewelry Hand at Thingiverse made by the the folks … Continue reading

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