[Noisebridge-discuss] Flashforge issues

Adrian Kelly ahalekelly at gmail.com
Mon May 2 04:18:23 UTC 2016


Tried it again today. Brought in an 8GB SD card, formatted it to a single
2GB FAT16 partition like the internet said. Imported some Slic3r gcode into
ReplicatorG, exported an x3g file, and the printer said "SD Card Read
Error." Tried again with a 1GB partition and no luck. Maybe I'll try a real
2GB SD card next, or slicing in ReplicatorG.

On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 11:17 PM, Adrian Kelly <ahalekelly at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah I left the ReplicatorG GUI window in the foreground, didn't open
> anything else on that computer. Alt-Tabbing between windows didn't
> reconnect like the wiki said it would. Should I have put the terminal
> window in the foreground?
>
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 11:12 PM, Phillip Pearson <pp at myelin.co.nz> wrote:
>
>> Did you have ReplicatorG in the foreground, or did you switch over to
>> another app after kicking off the print? I find that it loses its serial
>> connection if you have it in the background. My trick is to scp my stl or
>> gcode files over to threed.local and run ReplicatorG in the foreground
>> there (and turn off the display auto lock in the power saving settings
>> while I'm at it).
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Phil
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Apr 30, 2016, at 10:02 PM, Adrian Kelly <ahalekelly at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I spent a couple hours today trying to do my first print, and the serial
>> connection to the printer kept disconnecting. I tried multiple cables,
>> rebooted both the desktop computer and printer several times, and never
>> made it through the first layer. It seemed to be getting worse, and by the
>> end, it wouldn't even make it through preheat before the serial connection
>> dropped. Does anyone know why this is happening? The wiki said it might be
>> because other programs are using too much processing power, but ReplicatorG
>> was the only program open. I'll be back tomorrow with an SD card and will
>> try it that way.
>>
>> I was also reading about the Sailfish firmware and it sounds like it's a
>> more reliable and better maintained firmware. The Makerbot firmware we're
>> running now actually uses the Sailfish back end, forked in 2012, and
>> Sailfish is fully compatible with all the same software as the Makerbot
>> firmware. Are there any objections to switching?
>>
>> Adrian Kelly
>>
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