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    Rapide Lite 200 under Linux

    Hi there!

    I have not yet received my printer just yet... but I would like to start getting my environment ready.

    Has anyone had any experience on using the Rapide Lite (200 or other) under Linux? (no matter what distro).

    Cheers

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    I imagine you will have a better chance of researching an answer as the rapide lite is really new and not many people have theirs up and running yet let alone under linux. The rapide lite does however use a modified Rumba(maybe rambo? cant remember but Ethan did say in one of the updates on indiegogo) logic board for controlling the printer and I know that is a popular board used in many printers so I would say someone somewhere on this planet has asked the same question as the logic board would be the same and use the same drivers no matter the brand of printer.

    Here is a link to the reprap wiki page for the Rumba board I'am sure it will mention something for linux as well as windows/mac I just do not have any time today to look through it with the holidays so close and my shop is in overdrive lol

    http://reprap.org/wiki/RUMBA

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    After you connect the printer to the computer you can see a new device:

    Code:
    $ ls -l /dev/ttyACM0 
    crw-rw---- 1 root uucp 166, 0 Jan 12 08:07 /dev/ttyACM0
    $ ls -l /dev/serial/by-id/
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Jan 12 08:07 /dev/serial/by-id/usb-RRD__www.ru_RUMBA_-_ATmega_2560_co_XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-if00 -> ../../ttyACM0

    You need to add yourself to the uucp group and for this to take effect you need to re-login:

    Code:
    $ sudo gpasswd -a $USER uucp
    Next steps roughly: Setup repetier-host so it can connect to the printer. There you have a manual control tab which you can use to calibrate the printer. Finally, load an STL file and print it.

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    Thanks guys, I will give it a spin when I get the printer I think I've got it all setup software wise.

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    MatterControl now has a version for Linux it's free so give it a go.

 

 

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