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Getting started with MakerBot

Author: Bre Pettis; Anna Kaziunas France; Jay Shergill
Publisher: Sebastopol, Calif. : O'Reilly, ©2013.
Series: Make: projects.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides information on using the MakerBot printer to create a wide variety of 3D objects.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bre Pettis; Anna Kaziunas France; Jay Shergill
ISBN: 9781449338657 1449338658
OCLC Number: 801605171
Description: xii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
How Does a MakerBot Work? --
The MakerBot Cupcake CNC, Thing-O-Matic, and Replicator Series --
What Can a MakerBot Make? --
2. The House That MakerBot Built --
Make a Better Mousetrap: Inventing Things with a MakerBot --
No. Really, Make a Better Mousetrap --
With This Thing, I Thee ... --
MakerBot in the Bathroom --
MakerBot in the Kitchen --
Close the Door/Open the Door --
Project Shellter --
Your MakerBot-Enabled Closeup --
Bounce Back From a Bear Attack --
Moving Physical Objects into the Thingiverse --
What Will You Make? --
3. Growing Up with MakerBot --
MakerBot Heroes --
MakerBots in the Classroom --
Middle School Technology Club MakerBot Build --
First MakerBot Projects for Kids --
4. Before You Get a MakerBot --
Think About What You Will Replicate --
Connect with the MakerBot Community --
Become Familiar with the Necessary Software --
Prepare Your Home --
Prepare an Area for Your Bot --
Social Implications --
5. Meet the MakerBot Replicator 2 --
Capabilities --
Facts and Figures --
The Frame --
The Gantry --
The Extruder --
The Electronics --
Evolution of the MakerBot Design --
6. Getting Started Printing --
The LCD Panel --
Leveling Your Build Platform --
The Leveling Process --
Loading Filament into the Extruder --
Your First Prints --
Making from MakerWare --
Installing MakerWare --
Thingiverse to Thing --
Making the Object in MakerWare --
Advanced Settings --
Troubleshooting --
Maintenance --
7. Your First 10 Things to MakerBot --
Hello, World --
Getting a Little More Fancy --
Something Tall --
A Little Something for Your Bot --
Multi-Part Printing, Part 1 --
Multi-Part Printing, Part 2 --
Overhangs --
Your Own Personal Army --
A Parametric Model --
Art --
You're Ready to Create --
8. Designing for the MakerBot --
General Design Considerations --
Equipment Capabilities --
Overhangs --
Water Tight --
Corner Warping --
Friction Fit and Moving Parts --
Designing a Part to Be Dimensionally Accurate --
Surface Finishing --
How Large? Thinking Outside the Bot --
Material Strength --
Sizing and Scaling Models --
3DTin --
Tinkercad --
Autodesk 123D --
SketchUp --
Exporting STL Files from SketchUp --
Installing SketchUp to DXF or STL via the Command Line --
Going Beyond --
9. Scanning in 3D --
What is 3D Scanning? --
Limitations --
123D Catch --
123D Catch Tips --
Taking Photos with 123D Catch --
Uploading Your Photos to the Cloud --
Downloading Your Mesh --
ReconstructMe --
Installing ReconstructMe --
Tips for Reconstructing Yourself (Or Someone Else) --
Cleaning and Repairing Scans for 3D Printing --
netfabb --
Autodesk MeshMixer --
Meshlab --
Pleasant3D --
Repairing Most Scans --
Repair and Clean Up in netfabb --
Smoothing Out the Surface of Meshes --
Removing Bumps and Blobs with MeshMixer --
Final Cleanup/Repair In netfabb --
Print Your Model --
Repairing Relief Scans by Capping --
Fixing Holes, Non-Manifold Areas and Disconnected Components --
To Close Large Areas of Missing Mesh --
Scan Your World --
10. Becoming Part of the Thingiverse Community --
What is Thingiverse? --
Becoming a User of Thingiverse --
User Profiles --
Finding Things --
Things --
Uploading a Thing --
Upload the First File --
Enter the Details --
Add Other Files to Your Thing --
Add Tags and Ancestry --
Publish Your Thing --
Dashboard --
Tips and Tricks --
Use Collections --
Take Good Photos --
Write Good Descriptions and Instructions --
Derivative Works.
Series Title: Make: projects.
Responsibility: Bre Pettis, Anna Kaziunas France and Jay Shergill.

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Get a hands-on introduction to the world of personal fabrication with the MakerBot, the easiest and cheapest rapid prototyper available. This book shows you how the MakerBot open source 3D printer  Read more...

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