Estlcam RAMPS Machine Control- Beta!
Mr. Christian Knuell has outdone himself and has began the porting of his firmware over to the Ramps stack that is most commonly used with the Mostly Printed CNC. This means you can now use his software instead of repetier-host if you so desire! Lend a hand, give it a try. I have put up some quick and dirty changes I made in the second post to hopefully get you all started as easily as possible.
If you use his software and haven’t bought it yet, well, what are you waiting for!
Use the link below to follow the thread.
- ESTLCAM – 2.5D Routing- Intermediate — This is an intermediate walk through on 2.5D routing with ESTLCAM. You should have a firm grasp on the basics before trying this. This is how to manually set up a 2.5D cut, the alternative would be to import an STL file and let ESTLCAM choose the paths. The automatically generated STL paths took 50 [...]
- Marlin Firmware — If you bought a bundle or ramps stack from this site, this is already done. This is using marlin / Ramps 1.4 The X and Y steppers are wired in parallel, just like the Z axis is on a 3d printer. A 100k ohm resistor is added to the thermistor input (T0) if you are [...]
- EstlCam Basics — http://www.estlcam.com/ EstlCAM is for generating GCode, Machine control is in beta. This software seems to do everything I want. It also seems to be translated into every language I’ve ever heard of, if not you can add translations in the software. The installer is in German I think but the options are easy to understand. [...]
- 3D Printing / Import Extruder — Run through on how I tune up the import extruder This has to be the best extruder I have every used, the only down side is it is not an all metal hot end and has a PTFE liner. This means the high temp exotics are out. I mainly use PLA, or PET and this [...]
- Repetier-Host — Click on the printer settings gears in the upper right hand area of Repetier. Printer tab, check check extruder & bed temperature. You’ll still need to add a thermistor or small resistor (100kohm) to terminal T0 on the ramps board. Faux thermistor is to trick the board safety features. This can be disabled in the [...]