Super, and thanks!
You will want a good set of digital vernier calipers to measure filliment and parts for calibration.
There seems to be a pretty broad range of tools…Something like this looks like reasonable quality, and not too expensive?: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AQEZ2W
You will also want to find a thin piece of metal, about the thickness of a business card to use as a bed leveling feeler gauge since you always want to adjust bed height to a nozzle at print temperature since they expand.
Would something like these feeler gauges work well? http://www.amazon.com/OEMTools-25025-Blade-Master-Feeler/dp/B000BYGIR4/
Optionally, a cheap point and shoot infrared thermometer is a good investment to check bed and nozzle temperatures against what the computer thinks they are for troubleshooting.
Super…I do my cooking like a geek, so I’ve got one of those already!
One question…should I buy replacement nozzles in advance, and from where? I didn’t see any on the lulzbot store…just entire print heads, which seems excessive. I presume that they’ll go bad with use, especially if I play with some of the ‘exotic’ materials.
Welcome to the printer club!
Thanks, the whole family is looking forward to modeling and manufacturing now!