ProfileMaker v3.0

It’s online and ready for testing.  I would appreciate the help of any beta testers.  Here’s what you need to play:

  • A Thing-O-Matic with a MK6 Stepstruder
  • Ideally you have filament in 1.75mm and 3mm diameters and in both ABS and PLA
  • A fair amount of patience, a willingness to print off some test objects with a variety of profiles, and the ability to summarize your findings for me

To entice you, here’s what v3.0 can do right now:

  • Provide good settings for your Thing-O-Matic MK6 Stepstruder for ABS or PLA in 1.75mm or 3mm diameters running a Heated Build Platform or Automated Build Platform
  • Allow you to specify the gear diameter, gear swell, and feed rate
  • Allow you to generate a full profile based on any stock Thing-O-Matic profile – along with the solidity/fill ratio
  • E-mail you the finished profile as a zip file

I’m still struggling with the math required for a DC motor extruder.  However, as soon as I get that sorted out, I look forward to updating this web app to provide Cupcake and Thing-O-Matic MK5 DC motor calculations and profiles as well.

So!  Do you have what it takes?

8 Responses to “ProfileMaker v3.0”

  1. Dna says:

    Need a hand with the maths ?


  2. MakerBlock says:

    @Dna: Heck yes I do! I’ll e-mail you right now!

  3. Gene says:

    I can probably help with the math and testing. I am a professional software and hardware developer with a good physics background. Building my makerbot as I write and can probably help as needed. If you want some help, we can share software via and keep each other up to date on the code changes.

    Looking forward to using your code.


  4. Dave Durant says:

    Math always tortures me.. What’s wrong with the DC extruder stuff??

  5. Gene says:

    Hmmm, obviously, spelling professional is not one of my skills!

  6. MakerBlock says:

    @Dave: Nothing’s wrong with your DC math! I’ve been charging through versions, features, testing, and releasing the current Stepper version. I’m looking forward to fiddling with those maths. :)

  7. PabloNZ says:

    I’m not a software dev. I’m not a hardware engineer. I only just passed my University Calc classes but am more than capable of printing multitudes of cubes/towers to dial things in as i’m still studying at Uni!

    Let me know if there is a need for a guinea pig of sorts to print things out.

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