Category Archives: Technology

build surface upgrade

finally made it to cdn tire yesterday to buy a glass cutter to cut up an old photocopier plate i had salvaged. this has become a new (hopefully flatter) build plate. i am also trying to adjust the level on the build plate using calipers instead of the makerbots software utility. before i installed the new glass plate i removed a single washer from each levelling bolt.

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first pla test

this my first attempt at using the “other” common type of plastic: PLA. the build plate has been covered in blue painters tape. it sticks very well and so far no lifting.

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(thank you to university of regina computer science prof david gerhard for the plastic!)