Robotix 2020

Pronterface on Raspberry

Pronterface is a wonderful software that most people know about if they have a Rep-Rap. I will assume that you have a general knowledge of the Raspberry Pi, and that you are able to boot it up, and have basic command terminal experience.

Raspberry Pi 2 B with Raspbian
Peripherals for Raspberry Pi
3D Printer (Rep-Rap)

1. First, boot your Pi up, and direct yourself to the command terminal. Then, type in the following (This is VERY important because it updates your Pi's software cache):
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

2. After that, then, type this:
apt-get install python-serial python-wxgtk2.8 python-pyglet python-numpy cython python-libxml2 python-gobject python-dbus python-psutil python-cairosvg git

3. Finally, type out this:
git clone ht tps://github.com/kliment/Printrun.git

4. In your home folder, go to the folder "Printrun", and open up the file "Pronterface.py". It should ask you to if you want to execute the file, and when it does, click "execute", not "execute in terminal"

5. Going further, if you want to make a desktop icon, type out the following into "leafpad", or any other text editor:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=3D Printer
Exec=/usr/bin/python /home/pi/Printrun/pronterface.py

(NOTE: Make sure that there are no spaces in the text document for the icon.)

6. You're done ! Enjoy using Internet free, hassle free 3D printing. Once you connect you printer during the boot process, you're just about done.

7. Also, remember to, in the drop-down list of ports in Pronterface, please pick the correct one. The device should end with a "0"

NOTE: The following information and code has been only tested on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, and controlling a Printrbot Simple Metal with a Printrboard Revision F5.

NOTE: If you have any trouble with the code, go to these websites, as they have the instructions listed above :
Kliment - Printrun (GitHub)

Source : Instructables