Pronterface into USB Connector

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Hanaleiguy
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Pronterface into USB Connector

Postby Hanaleiguy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:37 am

While trying to find info on changing out filaments I ran across reference to Pronterface.
Will plugging it into my 2015 Type A to experiment mess up anything?

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Re: Pronterface into USB Connector

Postby Matthew » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:03 am

Hanaleiguy,

You won't mess anything up, but it will not work. The USB port on the front of the 2015's is a host port for the BeagleBone Black Linux computer in the Series 1. You cannot get a serial connection to the Rumba (what you need) from any of the external USB ports. You'll need to run the USB line into the e-tray and connect directly to the Rumba.
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Re: Pronterface into USB Connector

Postby Hanaleiguy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:02 pm

Don't think I will be attempting that in this lifetime. Thanks
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Re: Pronterface into USB Connector

Postby Hanaleiguy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:06 pm

So, how am I suppose to change filaments on 2015 Type A Machine? Can't find any reference in knowledge base beside the Promterface one for old machines. Through Temp.? and what temp? Proceedure?
No simple description of Octoprint temperature controls? - in hopes of removing old filament I went to Octoprint site and info is more for programmers. A simple "Type desired temperature in this box and wait for..." would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Pronterface into USB Connector

Postby Elijah » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:19 pm

To change filament, just heat the machine to the same temperature that the filament would be printed at.

For PLA, it's usually 220 degrees C. If you're not sure, try 250 degrees C.

Once it is heated up, pull the filament out of the extruder, and then insert the new filament into the extruder.
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