[Dev] 3D printer and Parabola

Aurélien DESBRIÈRES aurelien at hackers.camp
Sun Dec 21 03:51:08 GMT 2014

Luke Shumaker <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net> writes:

> At Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:35:41 +0100,
> Aurélien DESBRIÈRES wrote:
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>> Who have used https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lulzbot-taz-4-3d-printer/
>> ?
>> Which software is need to make it run and to create the 3D design?
>> Who have used it on Parabola?
> I have the earlier AO-100 (well, sort-of. I built it, but it's nearly
> identical).  Most of the software to use it isn't packaged for
> Parabola, mostly because of difficulties with some libraries and such.
> It is Free though, so I don't have too many qualms about just using
> precompiled binaries.  Most of the stuff in in the "java/not-working"
> folder in abslibre.
> With it I use:
>  - The "Marlin" firmware
>  - The Arduino IDE to update the firmware
>  - Printrun's "Pronterface" for the software UI.
>  - "Slic3r" to convert .stl files to .gcode files for Pronterface
>    (instead of Printerface's integrated Skeinforge support, which does
>    the same thing).
> It appears that the TAZ 4 still uses the same software as I use:
> http://download.lulzbot.com/TAZ/4.0/software/2014Q2/
> As for creating new models; I never did that.  But that's mostly
> because I never got it working well (hardware calibration; I'm
> software guy...).  I know that OpenSCAD is a popular option for
> programmer-oriented peaople.  I also have looked into kCAD
> (KDE-based).
> --
> Happy hacking,
> ~ Luke Shumaker

Thanks Luke for the list, I keep that and will try to packages what
could be need for that sort of stuff.

Aurelien Desbrieres
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