Hello everyone !
- upload and print: select the file, upload it, print it
- remote monitoring: keep an eye on the print heads movement, the print progress,the temperature of your extruder and buid platform, from wherever you are, even from your cellphone! (tested on Android)
- manual control of reprap via GCodes
- GCode file support
- multiple chained prints via print queue
- set and scan : just set the area and resolution of the scan, push the button and voila ! pointcloud!
- store and download: the scan files are stored on the server side , and can be retrieved at any time
- multiple viewmodes
- easy chaining: by default, the machine will be set to home in between scans, so you can chain them without fear
- very few dependencies: server 100% python , can be run with as little as the project’s source code, Python 2.6 and pyserial
- lightweight: the current version comes at just about 2 MB
- easy to set up : static file server for the interface as well as reprap control all in one
- standard: normally , it should not require you to change your reprap’s firmware (except for scanning)
- easy to use: nothing too fancy , just straight to the point
- more bugfixes!
- compatibility increase with other repraps / repstraps
- streamlining and performance increase by eliminating brute force polling
- fine grained control of the machine
- full control of the reprap’s settings via the interface
- rewrite of the reprap manager server side for performance and clarity increase
- better documentation (a bit lacking right now)
- better synch between clients and server (lots of things will be moved from the client to the server side)
- stl support: automatic stl-> gcode conversion : ie 1-download a file on thingiverse (for ex) 2-upload to print server 3-print ! : this is still far off
- scan & print : scan the object and print it directly: this is still far off
- detailed instructions on how to build the simple scanner that can be installed on most repraps (more on that in a future article)
A presentation of the software in action <videoflash type="youtube">RvZMali4vAM|640|480</videoflash>
Where to get it
Looking for feedback
- do you find it useful ?
- would you like to see additional features?
- did you give it a go? my aim is to have it compatible with most open source 3d printers, and can't do that without feedback !