Status of Makerbot

Last I heard the Hive Makerbot was out of service, is this still the case? The reason I was wondering was i was hopping someone would be willing to teach me how to run it so I can use it without accidently breaking/damaging it. No time requirment on this, I would just like to learn a new skill that interests me. Any best practices i can study up online before hand would also be appreciated.

Nope… still down, but getting closer. There is only one bug which we have to work out… for some reason, when it gets up to temperature, it forgets to inform ReplicatorG, so RepG just hangs there.


Is this something a mere mortal can fix or ? I am getting desperate in my 3d printing needs. Can you be bribed to print a simple design?