Jump to content

Control the extruder by Gcode line by line


Recommended Posts

Posted · Control the extruder by Gcode line by line

Hi, everyone!

I am trying to send the Gcode to Ultimaker and observe the motion corresponding to each Gcode.

Thus, I have some question to ask. First, the description of the connection about the Ultimaker is like that 'standalone via USB-drive'. Does that mean the only way of the USB port is to insert USB flash disk or it can be used to connect to PC so that I can test and debug it.

Second, how can we control the mechine by Ethernet? Does anybody start to control it by matlab or other IDE and send the code to the mechine by Ethernet or other way successfully?

Looking for your answer and thank you very much!!!

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted (edited) · Control the extruder by Gcode line by line

    several vague questions here, I'm not sure what you are trying/want to do, perhaps you could try and explain that  a bit better?

    you ca send print jobs from Cura.

    you can control the printer, printhead position, print jobs, case lighting, more etc. from the REST web API

    the documentation for that is available on the printer by browsing to: /docs/api/

    you can also enter developer mode(makes your printer extremely insecure, hidden in the diagnostics menu) and talk to the services directly via dbus once you log in via SSH.

    you can give some of that a try by logging in as the ultimaker user, in that command shell you can at least send gcode to the motion controller directly.

    I hope that helps, otherwise please try to be a bit more specific...

    Edited by Guest
  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    • Create New...