[Noisebridge-discuss] Laser Cutter Computer
linkreincarnate at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 23:01:00 UTC 2013
Because not every version of the firmware is on every os. Windows supports
the most recent firmware updates that allow multiple material options and
raftless printing. I dont know if there are any plans to add raftless to
linux and mac os. Without the most recent firmware (and companion
software) I cannot print raftless or with pla. (Not that i print a lot of
pla but I print raftless almost exclusively.)
On Apr 19, 2013 2:56 PM, "Dan Roberts" <ademan555 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why would the firmware running on the printer require you to use Windows?
> ReplicatorG, Pronterface, Cura, Repetier all run fine on linux. Do you mind
> elaborating on the reason Windows is required? I'm curious since that's
> somewhat shocking to me.
> On Apr 16, 2013 11:06 AM, "LinkReincarnate" <linkreincarnate at gmail.com>
>> We need windows to run the black 3d printer on it's most recent
>> firmware. You can add a linux partition but do not remove windows from
>> that machine please. I try not to get tech evangelists get into my head
>> too much. All of the os's have their strengths and weaknesses.
>> On Apr 15, 2013 9:40 PM, "Robert Benson" <sf99er at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> as per the lasercutter, "It does seem like more of a software issue than
>>> hardware.", maybe it's time to find or compile drivers for linuxcnc as the
>>> manual suggests
>>> i'm embarrassed that i haven't gotten to it already. windows 7...really?
>>> it's a great machine, don't get me wrong; but, trying to explain the cause
>>> of not employing linuxcnc to that guy from the toronto hackerspace was not
>>> at all pleasant :/
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