Questions tagged [pronterface]

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How can I set the position in Pronterface?

I'm in the process of building a 3D printer and have all the stepper motors wired up and the controller connected to the computer running pronterface. I can move each axis and also send g-code to the ...
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Heatbed control with Pronterface

I'm having trouble getting my MendelMax 2's heatbed not to heat up when I want to print without it. I don't get how multiple sources of control relate to each other (same with extrusion temperatures, ...
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Pronterface won't connect to my Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus

For the Anycubic Kossel Linear Plus I have to upload data to the 3D printer from a software called Arduino and then close it. Then I open Pronterface and put in the right port and baud rate that is in ...
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Issues with connecting Pronterface to Anet A8 printer

I was recently told I should probably update my printer's firmware from the current version (ANET_A8_20160701V2.0) to Marlin (going to use v1.1.9). To do this, I dutifully downloaded both Pronterface ...
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Printrun doesn't connect when 12 V is on

I'm able to connect to Arduino+RAMPS through USB. I can even check end stops with M119. However, if I plug it to the power supply, my MacBook goes crazy and restart ...
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Error:Printer halted. kill() called!

When printing cube.gcode using Pronterface I get: Print started at: 23:07:31 After 8 seconds I get: ...
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Pronterface not connecting ERROR: A device attached to the system is not functioning

I'm assembling a 3D printer with the RAMPS 1.4 shield (board) and an Arduino Mega. I have assembled the structure and the electronics (set drivers, placed the jumpers, connected stepper motors, etc.) ...
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Pronterface won't connect to Printrbot Simple metal with error message

I am using Ultimaker Cura to try and get my simple metal back up and running again. It is the strangest thing as this thing has printed decently for four years with just one calibration being the ...
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Anet A8 board USB broken?

I'm trying to connect my PC to my Anet A8 through Pronterface on Ubuntu. But when I'm clicking on the "connect" button in Pronterface, all I see is "Connecting ...". What I did so ...
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Display locks when executing G-code for laser cutting using Marlin on RAMPS board

I'm working on a Laser cutter. I’m using the RAMPS 1.4 and Marlin software. To make the Marlin software work with a laser I’m inspired by this blog from dreammakercnc: Marlin Firmware modification for ...
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Slicer for “metal” 3d printer [closed]

In my last topic I learned that Pronterface can control powder 3D printer provided that the slicer generate g-code for printer which is printing from metal. My question is as follows. Is there a ...
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Printer inverted Y-axis

I made a custom printer with RAMPS. I used Y-MIN endstop at beginning. After few prints I discovered that Y-axis was inverted (mirrored). I fixed Marlin firmware and now I have: ...
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Why does my DIY printer start printing in air?

I've built a DIY 3D printer similar to Prusa i3. It does homing and bed leveling very well with a PNP Lj12a3_4_Z_BY sensor using G28 and ...
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Error: 20, non stop, while connected to Pronterface: no G-code uploaded yet

I am trying to make a pen plotter from scratch. I hooked up two scanners to form X and Y axis, and using a CD drive to lift the pen. I connected everything to Arduino Mega 2560 and RAMPS 1.4 shield ...