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.
Box opened! Everything was packed very carefully with lots of padding, bubble wrap, and most parts grouped in their own boxes.
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.
Here’s a look inside the Plastruder Mark IV box. More padding! Hurray! (*Camera wrist band not included)
All the little fiddly-bits inside the Plastruder Mark IV box. (*Toes and socks not included)
Hardware box of stuff and more fiddly-bits!
Amazing magical stuff inside! Like bits of wire, motors, and other stuff!
Fully assembled stepper motor drivers! Three of them!
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.
The hardware burrito. Nuts, bolts, washers, and even more fiddly bits!
USBTinyISP stuff. And wrenches. I have no idea what a USBTinyISP is or how to use it, but look forward to finding out!
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.
Laser cut parts kit. Between a laser and a 3D printer, you could probably fabricate damn near anything.
Inside the laser cut parts kit. Behold!
Meet MakerBot Industries CupCake CNC # 465, Batch IX! (Well, all the bits of one anyhow).
Lots more laser cut stuff.
Whew! Time (and patience) permitting I’d like to document the contents of each pack/kit.