Commissioning 101 - Pronterface

Per Robert Oakley's suggestion I am attempting to do basic things such as issuing my OpenGB an Extrusion command.

As has been previously stated, this is my first foray into 3D printing. Hopefully my posts will be of benefit to any poor fools that attempt to follow in my foot steps :)

Downloaded the Windows version of Pronterface and fired it up.

Baud ratings next to the Port kind of throw me, haven't had to deal with those in like 20 years LOL. Obviously we are talking pretty low level communication. Cool, I can deal with that. Plodding forward.

Can I connect via TCP/IP from Pronterface? One reference I find is at http://smoothieware.org/pronterface which I take it, is another controller board, which we don't have on OpenGB.

Attempting to do the above, the connection log says:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "printrun\pronterface.pyc", line 1053, in connect
  File "printrun\pronsole.pyc", line 720, in connect_to_printer
  File "printrun\printcore.pyc", line 46, in inner
  File "printrun\printcore.pyc", line 186, in connect
TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, NoneType found

So obviously that is a fail...

Thus I assume that when Robert Oakley suggested using Pronterface he was expecting me to connect the USB cable to my computer rather than leaving it hooked to the Raspberry Pi and trying to establish a TCP/IP connection. Fair enough, time to dig up a USB extension cable to reach across the room...

OR download the Linux version of Pronterface to the Tablet. Hum...


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