The Makery

First Timer’s Guide – LulzBot TAZ 6

What is it?

The LulzBot TAZ 6 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 file on the internet—the LulzBot can print it. If you would like to build your own model, tinkercad.com is an excellent website, especially for beginners as it has great tutorials. If you don’t want to build your own design, thingiverse.com 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?

  1. An .stl or .obj file. We suggest bringing it into the Makery on a flash drive.
  2. Time to come into the Makery. It will take time for your print to complete. Ask a staff member to help you get set up on the LulzBot.

The Makery restricts all LulzBot print lengths to be under 2 hours in length. If your print will take longer than 2 hours or you want your print to be in color, please submit it through our 3D print queue form.

What materials can I use?

The Makery provides white filament to use on the LulzBot TAZ 6.

At the moment, the Makery does not allow library patrons to bring in their own filament for use on any of our 3D printers including the LulzBot.

Where can I buy materials?

Materials are provided. The print is weighed at the end and costs 10¢/gram with a $1.00 minimum print cost.

See other costs for materials we provide on the FAQ page.