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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!!!

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    Posted · 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...

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