Additional Equipment

sd walmart cardsSD Card: When printing from SD cards, you must have a SD card not a SDHC card. The MakerBot can only use the SD cards.

Walmart: 2 PNY 2 GB SD cards $10.78





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Declogger: 1/16″ For best use scrap edges from top to bottom, pushing the plastic through the nozzle of the extruder. BE CAUTIOUS! Don’t get the declogger stuck. The one pictured is made of aluminum and will melt in the nozzle if stuck thus making a bigger problem than a plastic clog.






51WjmxOuAuL._SL1500_Replacement Kapton/Build Plate Film:

Amazon: Kapton/Build Platform Film




47-10847-SkuImageKapton Tape:

Murray Percival: part #19-PC575-0500



Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 10.19.06 AMPTFE-based lubrication grease:  The brand isn’t really as important as having the grease be PTFE-based.

Do It Best Hardware Store: Superlube



IMG_0451Dupont: Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant available at Lowe’s for $2.50





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Acetone: For cleaning the build plate.

Amazon: Sunnyside Corp.




20140418---filament---octopi---neon-pinkReplacement Filament:





IMG_3724_800_display_large_preview_featuredOctave Spool Holder: The Octave filament seems to be a bigger bang for your buck. However, if you want to use it a new spool holder must be attached to the MakerBot 2x. Thingiverse has various options to choose from. One of which can be found here.



Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 12.56.25 PMDial Indicator: Needed for leveling the build plate. 1″ with 0.001 resolution.


Harbor Freight Tools

Dial Indicator Mound: Building a mount for your dial indicator will make the leveling process easier. They can be found at Thingiverse but you will need to modify the design to fit your dial indicator.







Digital Caliper:


Harbor Freight Tools