The Makery

First Timer’s Guide – Lulzbot Taz6

What is it?

The Lulzbot is a 3D printing machine that can turn a 3D digital design into a physical object. It does this by laying down thin layers of material layer by layer until the full design is rendered.

What can I do?

The possibilities are virtually endless with the Lulzbot. Patrons have created necklaces, favorite movie characters, pencil holders, hair accessories, tiny dragons, and more. If you can build it on the computer—or find the build file on the internet—the Lulzbot can print it. If you would like to build your own model, is an excellent website, especially for beginners as it has great tutorials. If you don’t want to build your own design, is the best website to find ideas or models. From thingiverse, you can download build files that are print-ready or tweak them in a program like tinkercad.

What do I need?

All you need is a computer with internet capabilities or access to one either at the Library or elsewhere. To send a print to the Lulzbot, bring in an .stl file on a flashdrive and ask a Makerstaff employee to assist you.

What materials can I use?

The white filament the Lulzbot uses is provided by the Makerspace.

Where can I buy materials?

Materials are provided. Costs are listed on the FAQ page.