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    I was using only Octoprint finally, until the USB thing died...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3DFran View Post
    Hi... Just starting with the recently received Rapide200 and figuring out what is the best soft to use. For what I've read, it seems repetier host will be my first attempt. I've a MBP with 8GB Ram and OSX 10.6.8... I'm afraid someone has reported errors with this version of OS and the last version of repetier, but I'll give it a try. Somewhere else (https://github.com/repetier/Repetier-Host-Mac/issues/51) it has been posted this errors and also an special version of repetier that supposedly fixes them...
    I'll report when I finish... May the force be with me!

    If someone is using Rapide Lite with Mac-OSX 10.6.8 any advice will be welcomed! (I've to admit I've not looked into this forums about it... I'll do next minute!)
    Cheers!
    Quoting myself to inform.
    Repetier for slicing, no problems so far. Generate G-code files and put them on SD to automatically print them on printer boot-up.
    PROBLEMS of lost-connection with Repetier when USB printing medium sized models. Apparently it does OK when small models are sent to print.
    PENDING: testing other slicing software (Cura...).
    Octoprint: What I'm using now. I upload the G-Code files I obtain from Repetier and I've TOTAL control over printing process (most important, responsive pause/resume/cancel, but also X-Y-Z control, video streaming and timelapse recording). Now about 2 days of continuous printing.

    Pending: testing Octoprint to control two printers, if possible (didn't look for this on FAQ yet)...

    Overall mood about 3D-Printing: my experience with Rapide is very good by the moment. I'm finding out this printer to be very reliable. I'm not pushing it by now, just PLA and low hours of use, but I plan using flexible filament soon, and I have a roll of ABS that is begging to be used...

    I'll look for ABS/ninjaflex experience on the forums search... anyway any advice or comment about this will be totally welcomed!
    Last edited by 3DFran; 03-05-2015 at 12:57 PM.

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    Ninjaflex requires an extruder adapter.
    Repetier is unreliable with the Rapide board as per USB2Serial firmware issues. This is a chipset flaw.

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    Thanks bolsoncerrado!
    Yeah... I'm reading the forums now and I'm learning what you say... I guess the adapter piece to be put in the extruder can be done in PLA?
    Next to print after my "gyrocube" ... fuck, it's gonna be a hard task "peeling" this supports!
    Cheers!gyrocube-supports.jpg

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    Geez!

    Did you record a timelapse of the girocube? hehehe

    I'd choose ABS to print the adapter bc its less sensitive to heat, just in case the extruder gets "overall hot"... you dont want PLA melting with the motor gears and such hehe

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    Roger the PLA/ABS thing, I was supposing the heat won't come "so high" :-)

    Gyrocube-Timelapse: yeah, it is printing right now (6 hours left according to Octopi...) and I will be really surprised if the timelapse goes OK (I've set it up to 10 seconds)... By my limited experience, the file is not directly accesable, or not completely, just after printing has finished. It takes some time to process the final download file... Well, let's see, I'm bitting my nails just to "peel" the print and check if I sent almost 200 cc of PLA to the rubbish can (not to mention the time spent on printing the supports)... I've to find the way to limit this supports.
    Gyro-cube-soportes-Octopi.jpg
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    Dont send it to the rubbish can, save it as it can be recycled

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    You're right, good advice!
    ... Indeed I'm saving the remainings and the bad pieces as I'm pretty sure I'll end having a personal extruder.
    Any idea about open-source projects? I read a bit about some of them, but it was almost a year ago... Another "next thing" to feed google

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    Here is one.

    Most is open source but they want to keep some things closed.

    http://email.indiegogo.com/wf/click?...AsRq5DRQ-3D-3D

 

 

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