How to Update Firmware in the Gen6 and RAMBo Circuit Boards Using Arduino

How to Update Firmware in the Gen6 and RAMBo Circuit Boards Using Arduino

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in | 0 comments

Periodically Airwolf updates the firmware in the 5.5 and XL machines to take advantage of faster and more accurate control algorithms as well as to enhance the user experience. The 5.5 uses a bulletproof Gen6 circuit board while the XL uses an equally strong, feature-laden RAMBo circuit board from Ultimachine.  The Gen6 uses Repetier-based firmware (with custom settings) while the RAMBo board uses Marlin-based firmware (also with custom settings).  Updating the firmware for...

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How to slice your STL files in Repetier Host with Slic3r

How to slice your STL files in Repetier Host with Slic3r

Posted by on Aug 25, 2013 in | 0 comments

Once you upgrade your host software to Repetier Host, you need to learn how to slice your STL in Repetier Host (rather than downloading and opening up Slic3r independently).  Here are the easy steps to get you slicing in no time: 1. With Repetier Host open, click the “Slicer” tab on the right hand side of the screen: 2. Click “Configure” (for Slic3r, not Skeinforge) and Slic3r will open in a few moments: 3.  With Slic3r open, navigate to File,...

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Coating ABS parts with clear reactive polymer

Coating ABS parts with clear reactive polymer

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in | 0 comments

Creative coating for your 3D printed objects   Have you ever wanted to coat your creations with a tough but simple solution that will protect from the sun and other elements?  This is the solution we have discovered that works and is inexpensive. First you will need a few items. 1)      A pair of rubber gloves to protect your fingers from the pour-on. 2)      Small cups for mixing. You can get them from the grocery store. Plastic cups will work fine. 3)      A paint brush...

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Installing unsigned Gen6 and RAMBo Drivers for Windows 8

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in | 0 comments

Windows 8 by default will not let you install unsigned drivers.  This means that a Windows 8 computer will not recognize either the AW3D v.5.5 Gen6 board or AW3D XL RAMBo board unless you follow the steps shown below to start Windows 8 in “Disable Driver Signature Enforcement” mode: 1. Move the cursor over the top or bottom right corner or the screen and it will show extra options on the right side of the screen and click the settings button: 2. Click...

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Airwolf 3D Printer Configurations for Repetier Host

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in | 0 comments

Once you become familiar with your 3D printer and slicing, we highly recommend that you upgrade your host software from Pronterface to Repetier Host.  The reasons are simple, more control of prints (speed and flow rate), easy object manipulation and scaling, and easy integrated slicing.  Here are the steps to download and setup Repetier Host for your Airwolf 3d printer: First, download Repetier Host here: http://www.repetier.com/download/.  Download the latest version so...

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