3D printed full size makerbot
by Webca, published
The reprap is not the only 3d printer that can replicate itself, now the Makerbot can to.
This Makerbot is made out of aproximatly 150 individual pieces that is printed on , \"yes you guessed it) a Makerbot.
My Makerbot worked hard everyday for about a month straight to finish this project, and i am immensly happy about the end resoult. There are more pictures on the bottom of this page;)
(The pictures doesnt do it justice one bit, but it really is a thing of beauty)
<b>Now i have added a zip file that includes all stl- and max-files.</b>
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Print every piece and glue them together to make the individual faces(Left, right, front, top, bottom, middle, back and power cover). I simply used a hot-glue gun.
When every segment is printed and glued together, you build the makerbot as you would a regular made of wood.
I had to take a little under a quarter inch off the right side of the acrylic z-stage to make it move freely up and down past the heavy use of hot glue.