Thing-O-Matic Pro Tip: Extra USB Cable
One of the coolest features of the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer is the enclosed electronics contained entirely within the base of the machine. Not only does it help keep the cables organized and electronic bits out of the way, but it makes for a more polished and clean looking machine when sitting on your desk. Once your bot is assembled, you’re going to be having too much fun making things to ever want to open it up again.
…which is the source of inspiration from today’s Thing-O-Matic pro tip courtesy of resident MakerBot software developer Matt Metts. Matt suggests running an extra USB cable, A to B, to the extruder board inside and leaving it there. That way you won’t have to keep opening your Thing-O-Matic each time you want to update your extruder’s firmware!
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