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.



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.


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