laptop for your 3d printer
February 15, 2013 04:04PM
I have some older lenovo T60\T61 laptops that would make great second computers and 3d printer controllers. Wondering if there is any mutual deal that can be worked out for parts to build my first (prusa) 3d printer. I typicaly sell these laptops for $250 each.
(for price comparison sake)

I'm open to offers, suggestions, and of course your outright prices on parts smiling smiley
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 16, 2013 05:48PM
I have heard that Laptops make horrible CNC/3D printer computers because of the sleep feature..i dunno though.. to each there own
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 17, 2013 09:14AM
you can disable sleep and the power saving features on laptops, so it's not really a big problem.
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 17, 2013 09:55AM
Like i said, I heard that they dont work that good. Im not saying it wont work.
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 17, 2013 12:40PM
Considering I'm using a old Netbook to run Two printers, I don't see how a bigger laptop wouldn't work as well or better.

But then I am using Linux, Don't know how well it works under Windows.
(Although I'm sure it's fine. ) smiling smiley
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 17, 2013 01:43PM
good to know... I have a netbook that is running windows and it would be perfect if it will run..i may have to try it once my printer is complete. Thanks for the input Komb
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 19, 2013 12:40PM
One note on the Netbook.

If either or both printers are doing lots of curves/detail, I have to set Pronterface for that printer to mini mode to alleviate the overhead of drawing the graphics.

Alternatively, I print from SD and Pronterface just monitors the printer output. smiling smiley


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Re: laptop for your 3d printer
February 19, 2013 04:02PM
Komb' Wrote:
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> One note on the Netbook.
>
> If either or both printers are doing lots of
> curves/detail, I have to set Pronterface for that
> printer to mini mode to alleviate the overhead of
> drawing the graphics.
>
> Alternatively, I print from SD and Pronterface
> just monitors the printer output. smiling smiley

Good to know grinning smiley
Thanks
smiling smiley
Re: laptop for your 3d printer
July 25, 2014 12:31AM
Interesting. I run my Prusa with a Lenovo X61T and have had no problems. Granted, I only run one printer and I also run an app called Process Tamer that I have set to automatically set all printing apps to run a high priority.
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