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The status of Public Lab's 10 MakerBot Replicators.


  • Public Lab office #1, Propeller Workspace, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA
    • Contact: Stevie Lewis stevie at publiclab dot org
    • SN 11760 on loan to Sean McGinnis
      • Not currently operational, issues with thermocouples
      • Build hours:
      • Projects:
      • Maintenance:
        • The 5 volt power upgrade has been performed.
        • Not the delrin plunger drive mechanism
        • 2/23/16 - Replaced a damaged DC/DC Converter

  • Public Lab office #2, Propeller Workspace, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA
    • Contact: Stevie Lewis stevie at publiclab dot org
    • SN: 11833 (Brooklyn)
      • Loan log
        • out 03/02/2015 to Dan Henry dhenrydc at gmail dot com
    • Board: MightyBoard Rev E (ATMega 1280 14/10/24)
    • F/W: Sailfish v7.7 r01432
    • Settings (confirmed via ReplicatorG 0040):
      • z home offset (mm): 0
      • x toolhead offset (mm): -0.235
      • y toolhead offset (mm): 0
    • Build hours on 03/08/2015: 168 hours
    • Build hours on 11/20/2016: 203 hours
    • Projects:
      • Demonstrations at New Orleans public libraries for Teen Tech Week 2015
    • Maintenance:
      • The 5 volt power upgrade has been performed.
      • Not the delrin plunger drive mechanism.
      • Upgraded firmware to Sailfish v7.7

  • Makerspace, Mobile, Alabama
    • Contact: Stevie Lewis
    • SN 9353 operational
      • Build hours: 293 as of Oct 3, 2015
      • Projects:
        • Demonstrations during maker events
        • Printing parts for members and guests on open house nights
      • Maintenance:
        • The 5 volt power upgrade has been performed.
        • Not the delrin plunger drive mechanism.
        • Power brick failed March 2015. Replaced with a new one.
        • Power connector to heated bed was damaged/melted. Replaced.
        • Laser cut acrylic panels for sides and front doors with printed hinges.

  • Picayune, MS
    • Contact: Dan Beavers: danbeavers at organizers dot publiclab dot org
    • SN 000J
    • S/W version: Sailfish Replicator1 v 7.6
    • Build hours: 135 as of mid Feb 2015
    • Projects:
      • Demonstrations at the Picayune library the first Thursday of the month.
      • Printing miscellaneous parts for local FIRST robotics team number 1421.
    • Maintenance:
      • Arrived with both extruders upgraded to the spring loaded roller type (no delrin plungers).
      • Left extruder inoperable due to cable break is now fixed.
      • The 5 volt power upgrade has been performed.
      • Front panel controls tilted.
      • Not the delrin plunger drive mechanism.

  • Geography Department, University of Kentucky
    • Contact: Jessi Breen
    • SN______ not operational
    • Build hours:
    • Projects:
    • Maintenance:

  • Public Lab office, Pfizer building, 630 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
    • Contact: Liz Barry
    • Operational
    • Build hours:
    • Projects:
      • smart phone specs.
    • Maintenance: overall upgrade on Feb 4, 2015 by Aaron who runs Parsons 3d print lab.
    • note: there are three other models of 3d printers in this space

  • Parts and Crafts, Sommerville, MA
    • Contact Katie and Will
    • SN_____
    • Build hours:
    • Projects:
    • Maintenance:

  • Hackrfarm/University of Massachusetts
    • Contact: Ian Walls
    • SN_______
    • Build hours:
    • Projects:
    • Maintenance:

  • LEAFFEST HQ, Salisbury, VT

    • Contact: Chris Fastie whose gmail is cfastie
    • SN 11837
    • Build hours:
      • Initial build hours 12/2013: 11
      • build hours on 02/07/2014: 245
      • build hours on 08/18/2014: 640
      • build hours on 01/01/2015: 1000
      • build hours on 02/08/2015: 1200
      • build hours on 06/20/2015: 1905
      • build hours on 01/06/2016: 2300
      • build hours on 06/25/2017: 3103

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  • Projects:

    • Prototyping camera rigs for aerial mapping
    • Experimenting with producing camera rigs for broad disitribution
    • Prototyping spectrometer
  • Maintenance:
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    • tightened all hex bolts holding plywood frame together 12/2014
    • upgraded firmware to Makerbot v. 7.5
    • broken fan replaced 12/24/2013
    • new nozzles installed 01/04/2014
    • 24v/5v regulator replaced 01/17/2014
    • Removed left nozzle so it could not keep knocking over my prints. 01/20/2014
    • Filament feed mechanism upgraded (all prints were failing) (MakerBot replacement parts for right extruder) 02/06/2014
    • Filament feed mechanism for left extruder printed and installed with MakerBot hardware 04/2014
    • Printed feet, spool holders, and LCD/keypad cover
    • lubricated noisy fan in motherboard compartment with SuperLube 06/2014
    • Replaced x-axis motor cable (all prints were failing) 08/18/2014
    • x-axis idler pulley is lubricated every week with SuperLube.
    • Installed new ball bearing x-axis idler pulley from Alm Gear ($18). 01/20/2015
    • Tightened all belts. 01/20/2015
    • Tightened all hex bolts holding plywood frame together. They were all loose again after 1000 hours of printing. 01/21/2015
    • Tightened both grub screws on all six pulleys. They all tightened, but I noticed no difference in performance. 01/29/2015
    • Removed the fan from the motherboard compartment. It is not needed for cooling (long story) and just makes noise. 02/11/2015
    • Replaced failed Alm Gear x-axis idler pulley with new one. Lubricated with silicone lube with PTFE. 3/5/2015
    • Installed Home Zillions Z arm stiffeners. 3/5/2015
    • Replaced spring in filament feed mechanism (McMaster Carr part, 94125K612) 11/20/2015
    • Tightened all hex bolts holding plywood frame together. They were all loose again after another 1000 hours of printing. 12/21/2015
    • Started printing on a glass plate (window glass) held onto the aluminum heated build plate with binder clips. Glass is sprayed with Aquanet Super Extra Hold before each print. By far the best solution i have tried. 12/21/2015
    • Replaced the second Alm Gear x-axis idler pulley (which failed quickly after 1600 hours of use) with the original OEM plastic pulley (Al no longer makes his pulleys). 06/21/2017
    • Tightened all hex bolts holding plywood frame together. They were all loose again after another 1000 hours of printing. 06/25/2017
    • Reformatted all the 2GB SD cards I use because the printer was corrupting them (not sure what the problem was but the SD card reader might be failing). 06/25/2017

  • Public Lab retail fulfillment center, Portland, OR
    • Contact: Mathew Lippincott
    • SN 12328
    • Build hours:
    • Projects:
    • Maintenance:
      • 24v/5v regulator replaced 3/14
      • spool holders replaced
      • indicator LEDs disconnected to prevent voltage damage to board by motors.