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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by insta » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:12 pm

You can put it right after the G91 command.
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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by scampa123 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:37 pm

PcS wrote:Having had a Viki and using the new controller. Both are tedious at best. October print is IMHO the best way to control any printer especially if they are in different rooms and you would like to be able to monitor it remotely while at home on the WiFi or out for a night on the town. I find the lcd very reliable but the user interface is too low Tech and slow. Takes me too long to fumble through menus trying to remember which sub menu is where. Octoprint is dead simple fast and works beautifully. And is very low cost.

I think you meant "Octoprint" instead of October print. http://octoprint.org

I had a Viki LCD and actually removed it! I run Octoprint now. It allows me to send my files to my M2 over WIFI, start/stop prints, etc. you can even set it up with a camera and capture time lapse video. You could even setup so that you can control while away from home. I run it on a raspberry pi and have a raspberry pi camera attached. It definitely beats moving SD cards around and is allot faster than sending the data over USB.

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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by psd » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:55 pm

I generally put a filament retract in my ending GCode so it pulls 10mm of plastic out of the hotend. It's pretty straightforward, and lets you keep the plastic loaded while still allowing for you to manually tug it from the cold extruder later (since it's not cemented into the hotend).

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G92 E0
G1 E-10 F3000


where do you put this code? at the end of the other scripts?
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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by Jules » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:22 pm

insta wrote:You can put it right after the G91 command.

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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by psd » Tue May 03, 2016 4:01 pm

insta wrote:You can put it right after the G91 command.
sorry, I just saw that this thread was 2 pages and that you had replied!!!! what a fool i was, sorry.

so I put after G91 command and leave everything that is there or eliminate it?


thanks again
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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by psd » Tue May 03, 2016 4:04 pm

I think you meant "Octoprint" instead of October print. http://octoprint.org

I had a Viki LCD and actually removed it! I run Octoprint now. It allows me to send my files to my M2 over WIFI, start/stop prints, etc. you can even set it up with a camera and capture time lapse video. You could even setup so that you can control while away from home. I run it on a raspberry pi and have a raspberry pi camera attached. It definitely beats moving SD cards around and is allot faster than sending the data over USB.[/quote]


So do you think a beginner can set up the Octoprint and raspberry pi ?
Do I need to know how to code or is it self explanatory?
thanks!
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Re: Getting started 2 questions

Post by Jules » Tue May 03, 2016 4:13 pm

psd wrote:
insta wrote:You can put it right after the G91 command.
sorry, I just saw that this thread was 2 pages and that you had replied!!!! what a fool i was, sorry.

so I put after G91 command and leave everything that is there or eliminate it?


thanks again
Insert the lines into the code that is already there - don't eliminate anything.

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