Sadly, switching to ReplicatorG after experiencing problems calibrating the RepRap Host software wasn’t the golden bullet I had been hoping for, although it looks like Skeinforge is the way to go after all. Continue reading Oh ReplicatorG, I had such high hopes!
A persistent USB stick provides you with the equivalent of a Kubuntu computer that you can carry around in your pocket. Any files you save or changes you make will be saved on the USB stick too.
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After spending the weekend getting sub-optimal prints using the RepRap host software and trying without success to understand the various settings for calibration, I have given up on it for reasons I will expand upon. Skeinforge seems to be very popular with the 3D Printing community, but it is quite intimidating with hordes of different settings! So I have plucked for ReplicatorG, which as I understand it has a nice friendly interface, with all the power of Skeinforge behind the scenes. Let’s see how I get on.
When my father and I first embarked on our RepRap journey, there wasn’t a single one in the world that had actually printed anything. Forget cutting edge, this was bleeding edge technology.
Fast forward roughly 5 years: there are working RepRaps all over the world, and we are finally on the brink of joining this club. In the coming weeks I plan to record our experience of “the home-straight”, but first here is a quick summary of how we got here.