[Noisebridge-discuss] Fedora on the 3d printer

Adam Munich adam at aperture.systems
Mon May 18 22:54:10 UTC 2015


Flashforge uses makerbot's software (and in software essence, is the same
machine as the replicator) if I correctly recall.
On May 18, 2015 10:44 AM, "Torrie Fischer" <tdfischer at hackerbots.net> wrote:

> 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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