FrankenBot 2.0

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  • Owner/Loaner: The Maker Station
  • Serial Number: Serial Number: N/A
  • Make/Model: FrankenBot
  • Arrival Date: Nov 2016
  • Usability: {{{usagerestrictions}}}
  • Contact:
  • Where: 3D printer station


Decommisioned The Frankenbot is a rebuilt/upgraded QUBD 2up Converted to 3up and then updgraded with 3d printed parts including Thingiverse File]

{Original 2up}

General Specs

  • Single print nozzle/Single color
  • Material: Standard 1.75 PLA
  • Build Dimensions: 170mm x 165m x 190mm
  • Software: Repieter with Slic3r
  • Operating Temperature Range
    • Maximum Tool Head Temperature: 265°C
    • Maximum Heated Bed Temperature: 100°C

Hot end is Gen1 Pico from b3 Innovations


  • For general use by members.
  • Printing Policy
  • Treat equipment as if it were your own and put away as or better than you found it.
  • Printing costs are incurred on a per gram basis using the scale provided at the printing station. Reference the Maker Station's 3D Printing Policy for details.


Station Provided PLA ONLY Must have understanding of adjusting Z-layer

Frankenbot a.jpg

Basic Instructions

This set up to work with standard PLA only, the default settings in Repetier will give good results.

Couple of things to using this type of printer

The Z axis needs to be checked each time, do this by running clicking on the little house next to Z in Repetier and then make small adjustments to the Z endstop until a slip of paper fits but can still be moved between the nozzle and BED.

But you may also need to first Level the Bed. The four outermost M3 screws are the level adjustments. This article Bed Leveling will walk you through it

Advanced Operational Knowledge

There are some more advanced tasks that not everyone needs to know to print, but needs to know to troubleshoot:

  • How to clear nozzle jams
  • How to load/replace filament


  • Keep loose hair and sleeves away from all moving parts.
  • Print nozzle/extruder operating temperature range is 180-300°C (356-572°F).300°C
  • Some printed parts may present a CHOKING HAZARD or may be SHARP; not for children under 3 years old.
  • Build plate is glass, take care not to scratch it


  • Keep loose hair and sleeves away from all moving parts.
  • Do not touch the printer nozzle/extruder while hot during print cycle.
  • Material Safety Data Sheet:
  • 3D Printer Policy, The Maker Station makerspace