#458 is alive! Its happy and printing in Melbourne Australia. Its brilliant! I'm gobsmacked by the possibilities of these machines, but pictures will have to wait until after sleep.
I had a great time putting it together, thanks to the Makerbot team
for a great kit and to the people on the forum
for all the great help.
I have a successful print of the Makerbot coin, and a new insulator retaining ring (just in case). After destroying the first orange build platform with the hot extruder head, I'm printing on one of the foam core boards, with a layer of extra wide kapton
on it, and the raft holds well during printing and releases well after. I'm having a few issues getting the raft off the printed part, but nothing a file wont fix while i'm looking into it. :)
Next up, Skeinforge battle to figure out what all those settings do. And then onto the heated build platform!