Using Makerbot for Dishwasher Repair
I hung out with Mary at Maker Faire last weekend and he’s emphasized how awesome it is to have a MakerBot in your life to just make anything that needs fixing. Broken things that you can fix with a MakerBot in the house means that someone gets to be a superhero. Daryll fixed his dishwasher with a MakerBotted part. Awesome!
[Daryll Strauss'] dishwasher had some problems that he traced to a worn out part on the upper spinning arm. The hackerspace he belongs to has a Makerbot and he though this would be the perfect opportunity to print his own replacement part. He picked up some inexpensive digital calipers and set to work mapping out the dimensions of the broken piece. He took his hand-drawn cross section and built a replica part in Blender. Once he had it just right he generated the g-code and printed the part. His replacement works very well, and it’s a bit thicker (by design) than the original so hopefully that means it will hold up longer.
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