[Noisebridge-discuss] Makerbot repair operation - parts ordered, who wants to help?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Thu Jan 6 04:48:01 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 09:14:27AM -0800, Gian Pablo Villamil wrote:
> I've decided to bring the Makerbot back to life, and improve it. Based
> on my experience with my own Makerbot (which is now really solid),
> I've ordered:
> - a new extruder (Mk 5), it includes a relay board for controlling the
> heater and heated build platform, which avoids overloading the MOSFETs
> - a new extruder control board (apparently the existing one has lost
> its magic smoke)
> - heated build platform (this one is temperature regulated via a thermistor)
> - a new motherboard (just in case)
> and 5 lbs of bright red ABS plastic.
> All this requires some assembly and testing. Who wants to work with me
> on this? Parts should be arriving today or tomorrow.

I'm in if the scheduling works.  I can do Thursday or Friday evening or
Saturday until 4PM.


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