Sketch Large
3D printer

Classroom 3D printing that scales to your classroom needs

Print large classroom projects without compromising on size.

Print bigger and bolder

Explore 3D printing on a bigger stage, enable students to design bigger and unhindered on an easy-to-use printer.

Resources for every step of the way

Join the only 3D printer platform that has been helping educators pioneer 3D printing in the classroom for over 10 years.

From digital model to 3D print

Tap into a 3D printing software with built in features that make 3D printing in the classroom easier than ever before.

Get to know the MakerBot Sketch Large printer

Test ideas, print manipulative and enable design thinking with a platform that grows with you.

Print bigger and bolder

Explore 3D printing on a bigger stage, enable students to design bigger and unhindered on an easy-to-use printer.

Maximum build volume:
220mm x 200mm x 250mm
[8.66in x 7.87in x 9.84in]

Streamlining printing for the whole classroom

Join the only 3D printer platform that has been helping educators pioneer 3D printing in the classroom for over 10 years.

Classroom 3D Printing made easy

Tap into a 3D printing software with built in features that make 3D printing in the classroom easier than ever before.

Access 600+ lesson plans across all grade levels & subjects

Lower the curriculum planning barrier with over 600 lesson plans made by educators all across the world.

ISTE-Certified 3D printer training for both teachers and students

With ISTE-certified 3D printer training and design thinking curriculum Educators prove their expertise in 3D printing and stand out as STEM education leaders.

Plus every feature of the Sketch large

Enclosed printer with particulate filter

Place your printer anywhere in the classroom without worrying about curious hands and print with peace of mind with a particulate filter preinstalled in each printer.

Flexible heated build plate

Heated build plate for secure, successful printing and a flexible surface to make removing finished prints a breeze.

Cloud-based 3D printer software

No project is too big or small for Sketch, choose the build volume that is right for your classroom.

Replaceable extruder

Optimized for PLA and Tough PLA 3D printing, your Sketch 3D printer includes a replaceable extruder with a 0.4 mm nozzle.

Full color touchsreen

Start, monitor and pause students’ prints with an intuitive interface

On board camera

with an onboard camera to make monitoring prints possible from anywhere.

Built-in features

Minimize the hassle of learning how to operate a new technology and just hit 'print' with Sketch's built-in printer features to help you along the way.

Click and drag the image to orbit

Trusted by schools and educators. Loved by students.

Discover how 3D printing with MakerBot is transforming classrooms around the world

“MakerBot gives us the perfect platform for students to learn the concepts of 3D printing.”
Prof. Faridodin (Fredi) Lajvardi

President and CEO of Si Se Puede

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“The importance of 3D printing in the classroom is that not only can we design something, we can do successive prototypes to come up with an end product.”
Prof. Rahul Chopra

Technological Education Teacher

“Our students are really thinking about how 3D printing can play a role within their everyday lives and how they can use this technology in the real world.”
Prof. Mary Bowden

Richmond Hill Middle School

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Individual printer and Classroom setup
Kick off a 3D printing program in your school with enough printers to handle classrooms’ worth of printing with our Sketch Classroom bundles.
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Sketch Large
$2,399

Best for small size projects in a classroom

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  • Printer

    1 Sketch Large

  • Student certification

    15 seats

    Educator certification

    1 seats

  • Material

    3 spools

  • Combined build volume

    205 inch3

Sketch Large Classroom
$3,998

Double your printing capacity and print more in half the time.

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  • Printer

    2 Sketch Large

  • Student certification

    30 seats

    Educator certification

    2 seats

  • Material

    6 spools

  • Combined build volume

    410 inch3

Ideal classroom setup

Test ideas, grow student engagement, and enable design thinking with a platform that grows with you.

Scale to your classroom 3D printing needs

3D printing in the classroom isn’t just about the 3D printer - it’s about the curriculum, the projects, and knowledge that surrounds it. That’s why we’re including printer training, design thinking curriculum and easy access to lesson plans and projects, plus enough filament to print all your students’ projects.

The perfect 3D printer to student ratio

Kick off a 3D printing program in your school with enough printers to handle a full classroom’s worth of printing.

ISTE certifcation for teachers

With ISTE-certified 3D printer training and design thinking curriculum Educators prove their expertise in 3D printing and stand out as STEM education leaders.

Certification for up to 30 students

Self-paced, interactive training that will prepare you and your students for 3D priniting and career-building skills that go beyond the classroom.

Remote monitoring and print management

Start, monitor and pause students’ prints with an intuitive interface combined with an onboard camera to make monitoring prints possible from anywhere.

Student print submission links

Enable students to submit print projects on demand with no software installation required. Empower teachers to manage a single printer or a whole fleet of 3D printers

Enough filament for a whole semester

Get 6 spools worth of PLA filament and print across multiple printers simultaneously

Setting up your 3D printing classroom

Allow for lots of student interaction, hands-on time, and printing in class

Your MakerBot Sketch 3D printer is versatile and can be used almost anywhere in the classroom. With that in mind, the placement of your printer(s) can have an impact on its use during your lessons.

Individual printer and Classroom setup
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Sketch Large
$2,399

Best for large student designs and team projects

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  • Printer

    1 Sketch Large

  • Student certification

    15 seats

    Educator certification

    1 seats

  • Material

    3 spools

  • Combined build volume

    205 inch3

Sketch Large Classroom
$3,998

Best for printing large multiple projects at a time

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  • Printer

    2 Sketch Large

  • Student certification

    30 seats

    Educator certification

    2 seats

  • Material

    6 spools

  • Combined build volume

    410 inch3

From one classroom to a whole district

Tap into a scalable platform that can fit the 3D printing needs of teachers across one classroom or a whole school district.

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Sketch Large technical specifications

General

Print Technology

Fused Deposition Modelling

Fused Deposition Modelling

Build Volume

Build Volume

220mm x 200mm x 250mm

(8.66 x 7.87 x 9.84 inches)

Layer Resolution

Layer Resolution

100-400 microns Learn more

(0.0039 – 0.0157 inches)

Print mode tuned for 200 microns

Material Diameter

Material Diameter

1.75 mm (0.069 inches)

Material Compatibility

Material Compatibility

MakerBot Sketch PLA Material

Extruder Compatibility

Extruder Compatibility

MakerBot Sketch Extruder

Nozzle Diameter

Nozzle Diameter

0.4 mm (0.015 inches)

Print File Type

Print File Type

.MAKERBOT

Temperature

Ambient Operating Temperature

Ambient Operating Temperature

15­-30°C (59-86°F)

Storage Temperature

Storage Temperature

0­-55°C (32-­131°F)

Size & weight

Product Dimensions

Product Dimensions

547mm (H) x 535mm (W) x 470mm (D)

21.54in (H) x 21.07in (W) x 18.5in (D)

Shipping Box

Shipping Box

675mm (H) x 569mm (W) x 591mm (D)

26.57in (H) x 22.4in (W) X 23.27in (D)

Product Weight

Product Weight

23.2 kg (51.15 lb)

Shipping Weight

Shipping Weight

32.5kg (71.65 lb)

Mechanical

Build Surface

Build Surface

Grip Surface

Build Plate Leveling

Build Plate Leveling

Heated with removable flexible build surface

Safety & compliance

Safety

Safety

Fully enclosed

Particulate Filter

UL, CE, FCC

IEC/ EN/ UL60950-1, IEC/ EN/UL 62368-1

Software

Software Bundle

Software Bundle

MakerBot CloudPrint

Supported File Types

Supported File Types

MakerBot (.makerbot)STL (.stl)SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm)InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam)IGES (.iges, .igs)STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp)

Operating Systems

Operating Systems

Windows (7, 10)Mac OS X (10.12+)

Note: Does not support Mac Catalina

Electrical

Power Requirements

Power Requirements

100-­240 V, 50-60 HZ2.7-1.3A

Connectivity

Connectivity

USB, Ethernet, Wi­fi

Camera

Camera resolution

Camera resolution

2 megapixels

The MakerBot Sketch platform

With the MakerBot Sketch platform we want you to get the 3D printing solution that’s going to work for your classroom - whether looking to start printing for the first time or moving up to a bigger printer with Sketch Large.

Sketch Large

Classroom 3D printing that scales to your classroom needs

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UltiMaker S5

Easily 3D print larger parts with world-leading material compatibility, an award-winning touch interface, and filament run-out detection.

Advanced 3D printers

Sketch Standard

Making 3D printing possible for every student

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Build volume

220mm x 200mm x 250mm
(8.66in x 7.87in x 9.84in)

Layer Resolution

100-400 microns
(0.0039 - 0.0157 inches)

Print mode tuned for 200 microns

Nozzle Diameter

0.4 mm
(0.015 inches)

Ambient Operating Temperature

15­-30°C
(59-86°F)

Storage Temperature

0­-55°C
(32-­131°F)

Product Dimensions

547mm x 535mm x 470mm
21.54in x 21.07in x 18.5in

Product Weight

23.2 kg
(51.15 lb)

Build Surface

Grip Surface

Camera resolution

2 megapixels

Build volume

150mm x 150mm x 150mm
5.9in x 5.9in x 5.9in

Layer Resolution

100-400 microns
(0.0039 - 0.0157 inches)

Print mode tuned for 200 microns

Nozzle Diameter

0.4 mm
(0.015 inches)

Ambient Operating Temperature

15­-30°C
(59-86°F)

Storage Temperature

0­-55°C
(32-­131°F)

Product Dimensions

433mm x 423mm x 365mm
17in x 16.6in x 14.4in

Product Weight

11.8 kg
(26 lb)

Build Surface

Grip Surface

Camera resolution

2 megapixels

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