- 300x300x400 bed size
- PLA & ABS filament
Jaycar Arduino 3D printer
- Set up with PLA.
- Repetier software
- Arduino brain
Advice: The printing process is slow, and as it is our policy to never leave machinery operating unsupervised, be sure you bring a cut lunch and a book if you’re printing out a large or complicated item.
Warning: The extrusion heads and build platform are hot, do not attempt to reach in to the machine while it is printing and ensure all safety covers are in place before you start.
Warning: The stepper motors are stronger than they look, do not attempt to put your hands inside the machine while it is moving.
We do have some other, older ones that are not fully functional:
- Cupcake – a small printer that Mark P has kindly rebuilt. Needs a PC building to drive it, and a better home in the space!
- The Prusa – a larger printer donated to us by Michael R. It currently lives in the electronics room. Apparently it works, but we need to build a PC to drive it.
- MakerBot Replicator – Our first 3D printer, it’s now both out of date and somewhat sick.