CupCake CNC Deluxe Kit Unboxed!

It’s finally here!  This is the box from MakerBot Industries.  It’s twenty-five pounds of robot parts, plastic filament, padding, and cardboard all carefully packaged and delivered to my doorstep.

MakerBot Industries Box!

Box opened! Everything was packed very carefully with lots of padding, bubble wrap, and most parts grouped in their own boxes.

Box opened

Here you can see on the bottom of the picture the plastic filament (1 pound of white and 5 pounds of black). In the center you can see a white box containing the Plastruder Mark IV parts. To the right of the Plastruder is the power supply.

Padding removed

Here’s a look inside the Plastruder Mark IV box. More padding! Hurray! (*Camera wrist band not included)

Plastruder Mark IV

Plastruder Mark IV Box

All the little fiddly-bits inside the Plastruder Mark IV box. (*Toes and socks not included)

Inside the Plastruder Mark IV box

Inside the Plastruder Mark IV box

A thank you letter from the guys at MakerBot Industries, and a super-cool flyer-card for Thingiverse and MakerBot.

Thank you letter!

Thank you letter! Super cards!

Hardware box of stuff and more fiddly-bits!

Hardware box

Hardware box

Amazing magical stuff inside! Like bits of wire, motors, and other stuff!

Hardware box opened!

Hardware box opened!

Wires and bits.

Hardware box - cable kits

Hardware box - cable kits

Fully assembled stepper motor drivers! Three of them!

Hardware box - stepper motor drivers

Hardware box - stepper motor drivers

Build surfaces – a LOT of them. I can’t even imagine how much I would have to print to use up this many surfaces. You can see one etched acrylic build surface. There are also a LOT of foam core build surfaces.

Hardware box - build surface kit

Hardware box - build surface kit

Motors!

Plastic bag of stuff

Plastic bag of motors

Drive system kit including belts.

Drive system kit - belts and pulleys

Drive system kit - belts

The hardware burrito. Nuts, bolts, washers, and even more fiddly bits!

Hardware burrito

Hardware burrito

USBTinyISP stuff. And wrenches. I have no idea what a USBTinyISP is or how to use it, but look forward to finding out!

USBtinyISP Kit

USBtinyISP Kit

Rods kit.

Rods kit

Rods kit

Printed pulleys and stuff. The first batches of CupCake CNC’s included laser cut wooden parts that could be layered and glued together. Having ordered this CupCake CNC from batch #9, I benefit from printed pulleys. Being able to print your own upgrades is one of the truly incredible things about a 3D printer.

Printed pulleys and stuff

Printed pulleys and stuff

Plastic filament1 pound of white ABS and 5 pounds of black ABS, suitable for printing evil toys.

Plastic ABS filament

Plastic ABS filament

Laser cut parts kit. Between a laser and a 3D printer, you could probably fabricate damn near anything.

Laser cut parts kit

Laser cut parts kit

Inside the laser cut parts kit. Behold!

Inside the laser cut parts kit

Inside the laser cut parts kit

Meet MakerBot Industries CupCake CNC # 465, Batch IX! (Well, all the bits of one anyhow).

MakerBot CupCake CNC #465, Batch IX

MakerBot CupCake CNC #465, Batch IX

Lots more laser cut stuff.

Even more laser cut bits

Even more laser cut bits

Whew! Time (and patience) permitting I’d like to document the contents of each pack/kit.

3 Responses to “CupCake CNC Deluxe Kit Unboxed!”

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