LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer

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LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Make/Model Aleph Objects AO-100
Arrival Date January 2013
Usability yes
Contact Elizabeth
Where CNC 2nd Floor
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $1725
Host Area {{{hostarea}}}

LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer Area: {{{hostarea}}}


Do not leave the printer unattended while printing Also, don't forget to turn the printer off when you are no longer using it.

Windows Drivers

Windows users will need to install drivers. For everyone else, It Just Works™. Where everyone = Linux and OSX users.

Usable Print Area

200mm (X-axis) x 190mm (Y-axis) x 100mm (Z-axis) (7.9in x 7.5in x 3.9in)

Host Software

Users of Linux, Windows, OSX will need to install the following software:

  • Pronterface - or Repeteir-Host for manual operation of the printer as well as for starting print jobs
  • Slic3r - for creating gcode (print jobs) from 3D models
  • Additionally, Lulzbot provides a config file for the AO-100 LulzBot.

Suggested Settings

Nozzle diameter = 0.5 mm

Filament diameter = 3.0 mm

COM port - ?

Data rate = 115200

Temperature (degrees C) Extruder: 230 Bed: 110

Lulzbot's slic3r config has the infill density set at 0.75. Resulting prints are very sturdy as a result, but the filament consumption and print time go up because of this. It is recommended to turn it down to 0.15 or 0.25, and to increase the number of infill shells. Doing so should have a similar surface quality, but produce a print with significantly less mass.

Other Resources

The manual is available online. A printed form of it can be found near the printer. The manual explains how to operate the printer. Read it =)


The printer is currently configured for 3mm ABS plastic. Only use this kind of plastic. Until Aeva has a chance to upgrade the extruder, PLA can damage the hot end. Additionally, the Makerbot is not configured for 3mm ABS, and so the filament for these respective printers is currently not interchangeable.

Find Something to Print

Thingiverse is a great place to find printable 3D models that other people have designed, and to publish your own.

Designing 3D Models

Page in progress to describe 3D modeling.

List of Currently Certified Users

qualified member trained by
Lyn Cole Colin Parsons
Arkadiusz Czubak Colin Parsons
Michael Skilton Steve Finkelman
Eric Maxon Steve Finkelman
David Fell Elizabeth Koprucki
Ray Doeksen Steve Finkelman
Derek Bever Elizabeth Koprucki
Ricardo Cagnetta Derek Bever
Jeffrey Camealy Derek Bever
Solomon Hursey Derek Bever
Nick Castillo Derek Bever
Ralph Weidenbach Derek Bever
David Earley Steve Finkelman
Tom Forajter Elizabeth Koprucki
Rob Riggs (Colorado Rob) Elizabeth
Adam Glick Ray Doeksen
Arturo Duarte Elizabeth Koprucki
James Porter Elizabeth Koprucki
Ryan Kelly Elizabeth Koprucki
Laurie Rich Elizabeth Koprucki
Mark Stevens Elizabeth Koprucki
Jay Strybis Elizabeth Koprucki
Janet Dornhoff Elizabeth Koprucki
Sloan Lavery Elizabeth Koprucki
Tyler Natoli Elizabeth Koprucki
Tom Judge Justin Conroy
Dan Thomson Elizabeth Koprucki
Jeff McBride Elizabeth Koprucki
Clarence Risher Elizabeth Koprucki
Nick Halderman Elizabeth Koprucki
Brennan Koziarz Elizabeth Koprucki
Aaron Mintz Elizabeth Koprucki