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 Post subject: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:38 pm 
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I was wondering if the maker bot 3d printer would work well with puzzles. There was a topic on this before where this was discussed and I was wondering if anyone has tried it out. Also they have a (I think its semi-new) 0.4mm extrude tip now, which I'm sure would really help with the quality.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:32 pm 
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I don't think it's quite good enough for puzzles. From the samples I saw at Maker Faire, the newer models (AC nozzles and other improvements) make significantly better prints, but still has a way to go for custom puzzles, main issues are still accuracy problem and overhang capability.


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Personally, I've put my hopes on this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:20 pm 
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I have almost unlimited access to my uncle's makerbot, and I've recently been designing gifts for people in Rhino and printing them out with it. I've tried a few different puzzles, and so far I've had no success. However, I still think that this could be useful for SOME puzzles. It's also very useful for shape mods, which I plan on trying out soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:18 am 
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Aleksey wrote:
Personally, I've put my hopes on this one.
Now that looks very promising! All Twistypuzzle fans should support this.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:05 am 
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Aleksey wrote:
Personally, I've put my hopes on this one.


Holy bananas, I really hope this guy will be able to produce these soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
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I like the way he used the 3D printer, it pulled it out of like, NOTHING!!

I will definitely get one of those! (not Maker Bot)

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:04 pm 
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I agree that the high resolution one looks great but does anyone know when it will be released?

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There has been some progress on this type of printer, it looks very interesting - see http://www.ted.com/talks/klaus_stadlmann_the_world_s_smallest_3d_printer.html

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I have access to a BitsFromBytes printer at my new job. I'll see if I can make a simple puzzle from it. Any suggestions? It can't have overhang beyond about 45 degrees at the very most.

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:23 am 
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Garrett wrote:
I have access to a BitsFromBytes printer at my new job. I'll see if I can make a simple puzzle from it. Any suggestions? It can't have overhang beyond about 45 degrees at the very most.

Already tried this out?

I saw the specs of the Education kit version, and am wondering if the tolerance is OK for puzzles.
(I can imagine that in some time the puzzle creators here will start buying such home / semi-pro devices. Euro 1.600,- is not that huge investment. And performance will likely go up (and prices somewhat down?))

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 Post subject: Re: Is the Maker Bot good enought to make puzzles?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:28 am 
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cubedude76 wrote:
I was wondering if the maker bot 3d printer would work well with puzzles. There was a topic on this before where this was discussed and I was wondering if anyone has tried it out. Also they have a (I think its semi-new) 0.4mm extrude tip now, which I'm sure would really help with the quality.


Any progress on doing this? Do you have access to a MakerBot? I am also in Wichita and am interested in doing something similar.


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