MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
Just finished my one. First of all: Thank you for this awesome model. Mine looks really great. I went with Patona White, Fittingslot silver metallic, Extrudr.eu matte black and an Ice Filaments Oak woodfill stand. It just looks great.
Unfortunately i had a lot of issues with the bearings, so it ended up more of as a static model as it wobbles pretty terribly. Later in the building process i found out that i had to sand at least 0.5mm to get my bearings to fit. On the very first bearing i just tried to use force and it went half way in but didnt want to go any further or go out again. I had to carefully hammer it in, which was pretty nervewracking and apparently it didn't end up perfectly straight.
Also, i think instructions would make everything so much easier, even though admittedly I have very little experience putting models together, so maybe it's just me. I made so many mistakes with the order of putting things together that i had to keep unscrewing things because of not being able to reach some parts i still had to screw in. A simple step-by-step text instruction manual would have been a lifesaver for me.
Printing wise it was challenging but doable. I ended up using mostly my own supports as the provided supports kept fusing together with the model too much. Also, the big fan blades came out really terribly with a lot of blobs and zits, while every single other part of the model printed perfectly fine. First i thought it was the filament, but it came out exactly the same with another filament. The second filament allowed removing most of it with a scalpel without leaving marks though, so it was a lot of work, but ended up looking nice.
For anyone in germany who wants to buy screws: Look for ISO 14583 M 2,5 x 10 screws, DIN 439 M 2,5 Nuts and DIN 433 2,7mm washers. And the bearings from amazon.de that i had issues with are the ones by Kugellager Shop CQ Stuttgart. My printer being the problem is also possible though.