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Ok so i have built a 3d printer from old cd rom drives. Before installing the 3d pen(extruder/hotend) i used www.makercam.com to export i file containing a star. With a marker attached the machone successfully drew a star. Now i have the 3d pen but using makercam i am not having any luck. Is there a better way to generate files for my new toy?

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  • $\begingroup$ I would like to be able to generate my own files so it will have some functionality but something to test it with would be great $\endgroup$ Oct 26 '17 at 1:33
  • $\begingroup$ Are you looking for a way to generated the g-code or to create a model? $\endgroup$
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  • $\begingroup$ Using tinkercam you can export to.obj or .stl however the controllers i have installed take .nc files. Is there a way to convert or do i need a different controller? $\endgroup$ Oct 26 '17 at 13:58
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The g code is generated by a program like slic3r, skeinforge or cura. These programs import a CAD model slilce it into layers and output the gcode required to print each layer.

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