Cura 2.X and above

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Cura 2.X and above

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 4th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Hello all.

Am I correct, if I upgrade to Cura 2.X and above I loose Pronterface. More of the Option to send codes directly to the Printer.

If correct then can I regain this type control by using Octoprint.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by GrueMaster » August 4th, 2017, 9:53 pm

To answer your first question, yes. Pronterface is gone in the newer Cura releases (but the other features are worth trying it).

I can't speak for Octoprint. Haven't tried it yet.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by LePaul » August 4th, 2017, 10:33 pm

I checked on my Octoprint for you...looks to be there!

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 5th, 2017, 12:01 am

I can run two 3D printers with One Rasberry Pi correct?

Now to get It running on a Rasberry Pi 2 Wired network.
That is what i currently have.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by LePaul » August 6th, 2017, 1:26 pm

I don't know...I have a Pi on each printer, it seems it seems pretty well tasked running one printer And they are fairly cheap. I just have to remember which IP is what...but you can adjust the web page caption for each printer, color, etc

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 6th, 2017, 2:30 pm

Running a 2nd instance of OctoPrint, and using port 5001. On a single Raspberry Pi should work.

However you are correct the hi res web cam will push the raspberry to it's limits the second web cam will overload the Pi.
Would have thought a quad core processor could have executed with a better results.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by LePaul » August 6th, 2017, 3:46 pm

Well, for $39, the Pi does quite a bit...I mean, I spend that much in filament! I dislike having them on all the time, so after a print, I pull the power cord.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by Roberts_Clif » August 6th, 2017, 5:27 pm

Most likely would wire them into a single supply with individual power switches.

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by GrueMaster » August 7th, 2017, 10:05 am

I wouldn't worry about power consumption. They can run off the power from your desktop's USB port. You can also get a power strip that has integrated USB ports and run them off that using USB->Barrel cables (I'm not sure if they are type M or type N, but they are common enough).

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by GrueMaster » September 8th, 2017, 9:53 am

There is a nice tutorial on Cura 2.x and support settings. I plan on trying this out after I setup my CR-10S this weekend.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Su ... -Printing/

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Re: Cura 2.X and above

Post by LePaul » September 8th, 2017, 12:07 pm

GrueMaster wrote:
September 8th, 2017, 9:53 am
There is a nice tutorial on Cura 2.x and support settings. I plan on trying this out after I setup my CR-10S this weekend.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Su ... -Printing/
Welcome to the CR-10 club...note we have a section here for those...so share what you learn :)

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