Hacking The MakerBot

So I’m printing out stuff for the z axis rider you can find at Thingiverse. Problem is, some of the pieces are so big that the print head on my MakerBot Cupcake will hit the bolt heads on the heated build platform. What to do, what to do…..

Aha! Make a gigantic build base out of some stock aluminum plate I have. Benefits of this include:

  • A completely flat base that is much better than the aluminum foil tape they give you
  • A huge heat sink that can handle temperature variations
  • Countersunk screws to expand the printing area.

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