August 28, 2013

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

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 […]

repetier host
August 25, 2013

How to slice your STL files in Repetier Host with Slic3r

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 […]

invirotex lite
August 24, 2013

Coating ABS parts with clear reactive polymer

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 […]

May 19, 2013

Installing unsigned Gen6 and RAMBo Drivers for Windows 8

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 […]

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