software

 

 

Please download and install all of the following programs and files

1.CURA

  • CURA is an open source 3D printer slicing program by Ultimaker
  • If you're going to use CURA to generate Gcode, make sure you install it on your PC:
    • Clicke here to be redirected to Ultimaker's CURA software list (we used version 15.04.2 in our videos)
    • Watch our video tutorial that shows you how to download and install CURA 
      • Installing Cura (15.04.2) 
      • Setting up Cura's preference
    • Watch our video tutorial that shows you how to add your existing 3D printer in Cura
      • MAKE SURE TO ASK YOUR VENDOR OR DISTRIBUTOR TO PROVIDE YOU WITH CURA'S *.INI FILES (PRINTING PARAMETERS SPECIFIC TO YOUR EXISTING 3D PRINTER)
      • Here's an example of an *.ini file of a random 3D printer
      • Make sure you select the proper printing parameters to your existing 3D printer (The settings in our slicing videos are just an example)

2.Autodesk Fusion 360

  • Autodesk fusion 360 is a Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3D modeling program
  • Free 3-year education license for students, teachers and educators. Available for Mac and PC
  • Click on Autodesk to subscribe

 

3.Arduino IDE

  • The Arduino Integrated Development Environment - or (IDE) is an open source text editor for writing code. It makes it easy to open, modify, compile and upload the Marlin firmware (3D printing program) into the mini rambo microcontroller
    • Click here to be redirected to the Arduino IDE download page 
    • Click on Plugin to be redirected to the Rambo Arduino plugin page (you need to add the Rambo plugin into Arduino)
    • Watch our video tutorial that shows you how to install Arduino IDE and add the Rambo Arduino plugin

4.Mini Rambo driver

  • The mini Rambo driver is a piece of software that converts the data to be printed to the form specific to the mini Rambo microcontroller.
    • Click here to be redirected to the driver's web page
      • Later on in the project when you connect to the printer make sure to see the mini rambo microcontroller under Ports (COM & LPT) in device manager if not:
        • uninstall and reinstall the driver
    • Watch our video tutorial that shows you how to install the driver

5.Pronterface (printrun)

  • Pronterface (printrun) is an open source human-computer interface host (GUI) for 3D printers
    • Click on Pronterface to be redirected to their web page and then click on download
    • Watch our video tutorial that shows you how to download and install Pronterface (printrun)

 

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