Test your printer

If you have bought the plastic parts you can skip this step!

For this section you will need:



Step 1: Set your printer settings

All microscope parts can be printed out of PLA filament on most RepRap-style printers.

We recommend the following printer settings:

Setting Value
Material PLA
Layer height 0.2mm or less
Supports None
Infill Printer default
Brim Recommended for all part except main body.

Do not print with supports. The microscope has been designed to print without supports. Supports will damage the mechanism.

NOTE: The microscope body has a custom brim included in the STL. This may require custom print settings.

Step 2: Testing your printer

Now we will test whether your printer can print the bridges in the microscope. Download and print the leg test file this will only use about 5 grams of PLA:

The result should look like this (this has been printed with a brim):

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