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Learning to use MakerBot 3D Printers

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Introduction
Welcome
Recommendations for teachers using this course

1. Introducing 3D Printing with MakerBot
Introducing the Replicator series

2. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 2 and 2X
Getting started with the Replicator 2 series
Loading the filament with the Replicator 2 series
Preparing the plate with the Replicator 2
Preparing the plate with the Replicator 2X
Leveling the platform with the Replicator 2 series

3. Getting Set Up with the Replicator 5th Generation
Getting started with the Replicator 5th Generation
Unloading the filament with the Replicator 5th Generation
Preparing the plate with the Replicator 5th Generation
Leveling the platform with the Replicator 5th Generation
Loading the filament with the Replicator 5th Generation

4. Preparing a 3D Model
Introducing MakerBot Desktop
Exploring and downloading
Orienting a design
Printing via external media
Printing via direct connection
Removing a print

5. Slicing in Depth
Structure of a 3D print
When to use a raft
Support material
Exploring resolution
Choosing shells and infill
Exploring speed
Creating a custom slicing profile

6. Troubleshooting Problems
Troubleshooting basics
Fixing leveling issues
Extruder maintenance for the Replicator 2 series
Maintaining the Smart Extruder
Fixing scale issues
Fixing incorrect geometry

Conclusion
Next steps