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Making Things See by Greg Borenstein

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Printing Our Model on a MakerBot

Now that we’ve got good geometry in a reasonably-sized file, we’re ready to start printing. In this section, I’ll take you through the steps that are necessary for printing out your scan on a MakerBot (Figure 5-22). We’ll be using ReplicatorG (http://replicat.org) to process and position our STL file as well as to control the MakerBot during the print itself. I’ll walk you through the basic steps required to make a print, including:

  • Importing your model into ReplicatorG

  • Positioning and scaling your model

  • Generating gcode

  • Driving the bot through the print

The MakerBot midway through printing out our scan. You can see the honeycomb pattern MakerBot uses to fill in large areas.

Figure 5-22. The MakerBot midway through printing out our scan. ...

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