Software Updates

If you don't want to read everything below Due to some awesome software updates our machines should now run so much more reliably and accurately. The Problem Just a little wrap up of some major software changes that have recently taken place. After trying to update...

Marlin Firmware – RC8 ***problem**** 1/3/17

If you bought a bundle or ramps stack from this site, this is already done. Firmware is the program "embedded/burned" into the ramps 1.4 control stack.  The stack is made up of the base board this is an arduino based mega 2560 this is the "brain", on top of this is...

Laser Engraving Mirrors

Choosing an Image Grey scale images do not translate well on to mirrors because either the surface is reflective or it is not. So straight 2 color images with no gradients are best. Just plain old black and white. The higher the resolution the sharper the edges....

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...

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...

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...

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 should handle...

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. This faux thermistor is to trick...