Reprap Toolchain

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DJUltis
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Reprap Toolchain

Post by DJUltis » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:01 am

I've had a blown out mosfet line on my Sanguinololu electronics for some time, and so i figure I'll be a bit opportunistic and use it to run the Shapeoko. I've also never used the milling/cutting profiles on Skeinforge and so this seems like a perfect time to experiment.

So my workflow will be:
3D Modeling-->Skeingforge gCode slicer-->Pronterface Host (or PyCam)

I hope that using the Sanguinololu board and Reprap toolchain will give me a good foundation to add on the fourth axis in time and use the remaining working mosfet line to do something yet unknown but cool in the future as well.

MLange
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Re: Reprap Toolchain

Post by MLange » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:45 am

Cool :) Pics and a writeup would be sweet :mrgreen:
Shapeoko #280 (Inventables Batch #1)

DJUltis
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Re: Reprap Toolchain

Post by DJUltis » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:00 am

Yeah will do!

calica
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Re: Reprap Toolchain

Post by calica » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:43 am

Which firmware are you going to use? Also, please try pyCAM. Maybe someone can provide a CAMBAM gcode for you. I'm really curious how the reprap firmwares handle non-skeinforge (or slic3r) gcode. Do they support arcs, for instance.

Thanks.

PS Would you recommend the Sanguinololu? My older RAMPs could use a replacement.

DJUltis
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Re: Reprap Toolchain

Post by DJUltis » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:22 am

I'll see what it can do. A friend of mine loves CAMBAM, so he can give me some gcode to try out. I currently run RAMPS 1.4 on both of my printers, but others in my hackerspace run Sanguinololu as well. I would be too on one machine, but do to some bad entries of MOSFETS in the kit BOM a few months back, that part of the board is borked. I don't know about arcs, but will be glad to test!

orcinus
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Re: Reprap Toolchain

Post by orcinus » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:33 pm

calica wrote: Do they support arcs, for instance.
Marlin does.

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