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g-code [2017/06/14 19:29]
Matthew Upp
g-code [2018/01/17 09:25]
Matthew Upp
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 ===== USB ===== ===== USB =====
 +The printer uses a Micro-B USB 2.0 cable. When connecting to the printer make sure to use a good quality cable that is meant for data transfer. Using a Micro-B USB cable that came with your phone, tablet, or even the included USB cable may work but are usually not the best cables to trust for reliable & consistent data connection between the printer and the other device such as a laptop, desktop computer, or Raspberry Pi. Using a Micro-B USB 2.0 cable with a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Ferrite_bead|ferrite bead]] may help but should not be necessary.
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 Sending G-code over USB is not the only way to send G-code but is probably the easiest. Many slicer programs have the ability to send G-code to the printer via USB. See your slicer documentation for this feature. \\ Sending G-code over USB is not the only way to send G-code but is probably the easiest. Many slicer programs have the ability to send G-code to the printer via USB. See your slicer documentation for this feature. \\
  
 Programs like Printrun (Pronterface) and Repetier-Host are easy to use and don't require much set up. There are precompiled versions of Printrun for Windows that can be used without installation and only require selecting the correct COM port to connect to the printer. \\ Programs like Printrun (Pronterface) and Repetier-Host are easy to use and don't require much set up. There are precompiled versions of Printrun for Windows that can be used without installation and only require selecting the correct COM port to connect to the printer. \\
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 **Cura 15.04.6** \\ **Cura 15.04.6** \\
 [[cura_pronterface|Enable Cura 15.04.6 Pronterface UI]] [[cura_pronterface|Enable Cura 15.04.6 Pronterface UI]]
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 **Printrun** \\ **Printrun** \\
 http://​www.pronterface.com/​ \\ http://​www.pronterface.com/​ \\
 http://​reprap.org/​wiki/​Printrun \\ http://​reprap.org/​wiki/​Printrun \\
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 **Repetier-Host** \\ **Repetier-Host** \\
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 http://​reprap.org/​wiki/​Repetier-Host \\ http://​reprap.org/​wiki/​Repetier-Host \\
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 +{{youtube>​R1VugOTOoGA?​small}}
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 +[[https://​youtu.be/​R1VugOTOoGA|How to send G-Code commands with Pronterface]]
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g-code.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/17 09:25 by Matthew Upp