[Lab] 3D Printer Assembly + Artengine Blog
artistic at artengine.ca
Wed May 5 15:31:44 EDT 2010
Very sorry, but I didn't get the chance to install the software for
tonight. Sorry to not give the evening that headstart!
There is a space cleared off on the shelves furthest from the wall, so it
should house the printer well whatever state it is in at the end of the
Best of luck.
> Hey Ryan,
> Did anyone get back to you on documenting the process? I'll bring along
> my own HV20 (with Raynox HD-7000PRO wide angle lens), tripod and a few
> tapes to set up in a corner and capture activity in addition to whatever
> others are doing.
> Software to install on the ArtEngine Mac(s):
> -Arduino 0018 if it's not there already.
> - http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
> - ReplicatorG 0014: http://replicat.org/download
> - Installation instructions: http://replicat.org/installation-mac
> - If you haven't done any arduino stuff, be sure to explicitly install
> the included FTDI USB2TTL drivers.
> - Python (preferably v2.6) if it's not there already.
> - I use MacPorts (http://www.macports.org/) for my CLI tools.
> - SkeinFox, v1.5: http://wiki.github.com/jmil/SkeinFox/
> - A more friendly UI for skeinforge slicing models.
> - Install git-126.96.36.199 for OS X:
> - Download & Install SkeinFox: http://github.com/jmil/SkeinFox/downloads
> - Pleasant3D:
> - For visualizing STL models before slicing and the resulting GCode
> after slicing.
> - Very useful for centring and repositioning STL models for optimal
> build platform printing.
> - MeshLab: http://www.meshlab.org/
> - Useful for troubleshooting 3D model issues, converting between
> formats, scaling from imperial to metric units, etc.
> - Google SketchUp 7 (not Pro):
> - Blender 2.49b: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
> - OpenSCAD: http://openscad.org/
> - Use the "openscad-latest.dmg" version:
> That should cover the essentials!
> On 2010-04-29, at 10:56 AM, Ryan Stec wrote:
>> Hey Everyone,
>> I thought I would send out a bit more advanced notice of the next Mod
>> Lab as the MakerBot kit is in and hopefully people can make it out for
>> this one.
>> I actually will not be able too as I must go to a festival in Montreal
>> starting on Wednesday.
>> I am wondering also if someone would like to document the process and do
>> a blog entry for the Artengine blog. We pay a whopping $50 for the
>> entries, but at least it makes it so you are not volunteering ;) Drop me
>> an email if you are interested.
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