Firmware

Firmware

If you bought a bundle or electronics board from this site, this is already done.   Firmware Firmware is the program “embedded/burned” into the electronics board, this is what translates the gcode into motion in the stepper motors. The Ramps 1.4 stack is...
Z axis problems? Software Updates

Z axis problems? Software Updates

So if you have read this already no changes but having to link to it several times a day I need to bump this back up.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...
Laser Engraving Mirrors

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!

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

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

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...
3D Printing / Import Extruder

3D Printing / Import Extruder

Assembly of my all metal version of the Mk8 import extruder Click on the images for more detail. Start by screwing the base plate to the stepper with the M3x6 screw. Add the M3x8 screw to the bottom of the base plate. This screw helps to retain the tension spring...
Repetier-Host

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...