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Noob to Replicator 1

by Nathan_Van

So, here is the scenario. I have the Anet A8, which has taught me the basics of 3D printing, and since it is a crappy printer, I was looking for something better. My friend had this Makerbot Replicator, there was something wrong in the mightyboard, and did not have the time to fix it. So I did some research, long story short the part will arrive here shortly and it should be an easy fix. Once I have that all said and done, I have no idea how to operate this thing, and this printer is not a prusa i3 style like the Anet. There are zero good videos online for these things, so I figure I would come here. So here are my questions of the Replicator 1:

  1. Connectivity?
  2. I have 3 spools of ABS filament. (1.8 diameter) Can I use these and do I need to enclose it to prevent warping, as that's what all other ABS does when not enclosed. And if so, what are some ideas for enclosures
  3. Does PLA work with the Replicator 1
  4. Any suggested upgrades?

Thanks again, and sorry for the annoying noob questions. Have a good day

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Replicator 1 specific problems and solutions

by Taaang

Just looking for people to discuss issues that are specific to the replicator 1. Often I find this 3 year old model gets lost in troubleshooting the newer models.

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Projects

by garyacrowellsr

Currently I'm working on:

  • Chamber heater with thermostat control
  • Water cooling the extruder cold block
  • Y-axis direct drive
  • Mounting a new power supply and power entry/switch
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