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Also see Equipment/Taz


TAZ is Aleph Objects, Inc., latest model open source 3D printer.

What is impressive about TAZ? Aleph Objects, Inc., the maker of the LulzBot TAZ completely supports free/libre hardware and software. Along with the TAZ being a free/libre hardware design, it has been tested to work with 100% free/libre software.

As far as we can see, this is the highest quality, fully open source 3D printer out on the market today.

  • Manual: [1]
  • Buy: [2]
  • Make: CAD files in FreeCAD. Part files for Lulzbot TAZ - [3] . OpenSCAD files for TK-0, the former name of TAZ - [4]



Jeff Moe, CEO, donated a TAZ to Open Source Ecology. Thank you Jeff.


  1. Download Slic3r - http://www.slic3r.org - The Slic3r software is the first tool in the chain of 3D printing software. Slic3r uses commonly used .STL files to create .gcode files.
  2. Download Pronterface - the actual printer controller into which you feed the Python. Will try the nutcracker first, or the classic shotglass for speed.
  3. On Ubuntu - see the notes at https://github.com/kliment/Printrun for installing Printrun.
    1. I needed to do: sudo apt-get install python-serial python-wxgtk2.8 python-pyglet
  4. Now doubleclicking on pronterface and running it (python script) opens it up.


one tip- for now your usual work flow will be: Use Slic3r to cut the *.stl model, then export the model to a *.gcode file. Once you have the .gcode file open Pronterface and load the *.gcode file.

Shot Glass



Why is this on its side? In Slic3r, it also appears on side;


I try to load it into Pronterface. First generate gcode.


Jeff jebba and orias #reprap recommend Octopus: File:Octopus.gcode. Here it is in Pronterface:



  • 0.5mm nozzle -
  • Power supply - Nice! 3D printed, sophisicated terminal cover and on/off switch for power supply.


Assembly of Frame

  • Comes in 2 pieces
  • Put setup process on opensourceecology.dozuki.com. Can't find uploaded pictures.


Bed Leveling: Octopus: Octopus top: Extruder Nozzle: PET Tape: Lulz A100: First Print: First Print Bottom: