[Noisebridge-discuss] Fedora on the 3d printer

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Mon May 18 17:44:16 UTC 2015


The FlashForge Creator toolchain:

3D Modeling] -> .stl ->
	your favorite slicer -> gcode -> 
	replicatorg -> binary -> FlashForge

Replicatorg can also load regular .stl files and run slic3r/skeinforge with 
makerbot-specific profiles.

My point is that you're required to use replicatorg to convert from gcode to 
whatever format it uses.

I'd love to figure out where I can find a copy of the FlashForge's firmware, 
so I can experiment with putting Marlin or something more useful and FOSS on 
it.

On Monday, May 18, 2015 10:35:58 AM Jacob Fenwick wrote:
> The sailfish firmware for makerbot doesn't use straight g-code either so I
> guess it doesn't surprise me that the native firmware for flash forge
> doesn't use straight g-code.
> Do you have to transform the g-code from slic3r to get it working on the
> flash forge?
> Incidentally I've never used the original flash forge firmware, only
> sailfish since they're compatible boards, so I'm a bit curious what the
> post processor looks like...
> 
> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>
> 
> wrote:
> > The 3d printer computer currently has:
> > 
> > - Default boot to fedora
> > - replicatorg
> > - pronterface
> > - slic3r
> > 
> > You can't actually use pronterface with our flashforge creator, as it
> > turns
> > out. The thing seems to not be speaking GCode(????)
> > 
> > That other Prusa, however, still needs a good plastruder built and put
> > together for it to work. I'm hoping I'll remember to kick off some prints
> > for
> > it this week. Excited to get the RAMBo working with it finally.
> > 
> > If you are terrified of change and want to go back to Ubuntu, mash the
> > down
> > arrow key at boot and pick the Ubuntu menu item. Admittedly, I haven't
> > actually tested dual booting so I could be talking out of my ass though
> > I've
> > got faith that things worked out alright. Models and stuff will get copied
> > over
> > from the Ubuntu system to the Fedora system "soon", along with shoving
> > stuff
> > into the wiki.
> > 
> > On Sunday, May 17, 2015 05:42:54 PM Torrie Fischer wrote:
> > > Hi, nerysbridge.
> > > 
> > > My last attempt at installing Fedora to the 3d printer was aborted early
> > 
> > on
> > 
> > > when the whole system was totally wiped in favor of ubuntu, and left to
> > > bitrot.
> > > 
> > > I'm dual booting fedora and the current ubuntu system on there, and will
> > > maintain the fedora one for a while, or at the very least make sure its
> > 
> > hard
> > 
> > > to fuck with it.
> > > 
> > > Can't even count the number of times someone's ran into problems with
> > > the
> > > current setup that has 38572 configurations when someone wants to tweak
> > 
> > it
> > 
> > > and ends up ruining the system for everyone who doesn't know to download
> > 
> > a
> > 
> > > fresh copy of replicatorg.
> > 
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