Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Extending the Base

Another issue we came across while assembling the MakerBot was that there is not enough space in the base to comfortably store all of the wires and the fan. Also, if there is a problem with the system or one of the wires comes loose, troubleshooting becomes difficult because the wires are hard to reach. The solution we came up with today was to cut out the bottom on each side wall using the laser cutter and raise the MakerBot on four legs. This will extend the base of the Makerbot and provide easier access to the wiring.