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    3D Printers & 3D Printing

    Been a good while since I've been back here....

    Anyhow, it's pretty surprising to see that there has been so little posted on this subject, other than a little troubleshooting on installing RepetierHost posted here.
    I really expected there to be a dedicated section already - I'll put down some of my own noted down here for references for others to look at.

    I recently build me a nice little DiamondMind (based on the RepRap) from a friend of mine. I really don't care all that much for Makerbot - personally (patents, etc).
    So far, so good. Got the machine built, powered-up & got some basic controls going.

    Other than the firmware on the device (discussion for a different section - ref the RepRap resources), there are a number of stacks available for the hosts.

    * Repetier - effectivly the definitive stack for such machines
    * Slic3r - slices objects to GCode (3D printing bytecode)
    * Ultimaker Cura - shiny
    * Pronterface Printrun nice for the simple controls
    * RepSnapper - pretty nice

    There are more - I'll add to this post as I tract them down.

    Few of these seem to be packages or very laymen-friendly, especially for Ubuntu.
    Fedora seems to be fairing a little better & seem to be moving things along from their end
    Last edited by freakalad; December 16th, 2013 at 03:12 AM. Reason: additional info

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