[KwartzLab] 3D Printer: Next Steps
kpmartin at thinkage.ca
Thu Aug 25 12:11:39 EDT 2011
Hey, I'm a software person too!
I think many of the problems encountered are due to incorrect assignment of responsibilities between the GCode generation and the printer firmware. In particular, management of acceleration and synchronizing extrusion and motion should be entirely in the controller board. But unless we can identify some standard (or at least a convention) that commercial 3D extruder-style printers use (assuming they run from GCode) I don't see any ability to fix this without having to exist our own little bubble world. I'm not convinced that we have the sway to make the rest of the hobby 3d printer world see the error in their ways (or maybe it is just megalomania on my part...). I just know what I would do if I had the time...
the Papertrail Handmade Paper & Book Arts
New Dundee, Ontario, Canada
From: discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca [mailto:discuss-bounces at kwartzlab.ca] On Behalf Of doug moen
I'm a software engineer. I don't have Kevin's hardware smarts.
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