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  1. @nallath - Thanks for the reply. The RAMBo has probably been around and used in several (RepRap based) commercial printers longer than any. The 32-bit Duet is quickly taking off among builders. It would be worth getting one of each for your test lab. I'd be willing to bet you could get one of each donated if you made a request.
  2. Anyone got any ideas about my last reply? Thanks, Ian
  3. For whatever reason, I was finally able to connect to the Duet last night. I don't really think I changed anything. I just kept trying and it finally worked. However, there's still an issue. I was able to jog the printer just fine from Cura but when I tried to print something the hotend wouldn't move. I'd see the progress bar moving as if Cura thought it was sending data and it was being executed but there was never any movement from the printer. Strangely enough, I've been helping a friend who is building a Cartesian printer based on the RAMBo controller who is having the exact same issue (can jog but not print). We thought it was a printer issue but maybe its a Cura issue. Ideas? Thanks, Ian
  4. I've just installed a Duet controller into my Mini Kossel printer. I'm unable to connect to it using Cura over USB. I was able to connect to the Azteeg X3 that was in it previously. The error log I get is... Changing monitoring state from 'Offline' to 'Opening serial port' Connecting to: COM5 with baudrate: 115200 (configured) Unexpected error while connecting to serial port: COM5 ValueError: 'Cannot configure port, some setting was wrong. Original message: [Error 121] The semaphore timeout period has expired.' @ machineCom.py:_monitor:332 Found no ports to try for auto detection Changing monitoring state from 'Opening serial port' to 'Error: Failed to autodetect serial port.' I'm able to connect to it fine using Simplify3D if I enable hardware flow control. Is there a setting for this in Cura?
  5. It's been my goal for a long time now to eliminate my dedicated laptop and move to a small Windows tablet for printing. To use Cura, I'm currently required to use a tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro which means a more expensive tablet with fewer hardware options. With the recent announcement from Microsoft that 9" or smaller devices can get Windows for free, I expect these prices to drop and many more device options to appear. While I haven't seen any clarification if this applies to Pro (desktop) OS's, my assumption would be that it will not. It would be nice and give us a lot more options in regards to hardware if Cura were converted to a Windows Store app. I wouldn't mind if you added a small price tag to it. As a RepRap user, I welcome an opportunity to help support Cura. Thanks for considering! Ian
  6. I'm fighting this problem also using Cura with my Mini Kossel. I've done as gr5 recommended and tried with "minimum travel" = 0, combing = off, and "minimum extrusion" = 0. The print was much better until eventually a blob built up and the hotend knocked the piece off the bed. However, the real downside was that these settings took my print from a 4 hrs to 10 hrs because it retracts after every move even the infill. What really is needed here is a setting to have it always retract before making a non-extruding move when coming from an extruding move. This would ensure the moves off the edges get retracted but the infill doesn't. This seems like it should always be the default behavior. Before... http://sdrv.ms/1ieONpP After... http://sdrv.ms/199KILB Any improvements to this problem would be greatly appreciated. I love the Cura software but this problem is making it almost impossible for me to make these types of prints.
  7. Is there a way in Cura to manually execute GCode one line at a time as is possible in Repetier-Host? This functionality is very useful. Please add it if it does not already exist. Thanks! Ian
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