Friday, May 13, 2011

one of those things

today i learned one of those things that would save me allot of time.

for a few days i have been trying to learn how to use skeinforge to make my Gcode got my Huxley, so when i started to look for help with the settings online, i learned that Skeinforge is designed for a non stepper based extruder, witch now clears up allot of my confusion, all i can say is that i wish i learned that allot sooner. it would have saved me allot of trouble.

that and i remembered one major detain about my stepper on on the extruder  too, it is a .9 deg/step one not a 1.8, i was trying to figure out why i was always having to set extrusion multiplyer  so close too 2 on repsnapper when i thought i had everything set right in my setting.


  1. Skeinforge was originally designed with a DC gearmotor extruder in mind, but recent versions (those with numbers higher than ~30) also support stepper extruders. You can set a motor speed in RPM for the makerbot firmware or use the dimension plugin to produce gcode for the 5D firmware. I haven't tried the latter, but I know that the former works really well with the makerbot toolchain.

  2. thats is another things that is driving me nuts, the one download i have found is based on date not version number, so i am trying to figure that one out too.

  3. The easiest way to use it is in ReplicatorG. The current version comes with 31, 35, 39, and a "standard" version, which I believe is version 6.

  4. Skeinforge works perfectly with stepper based exturders but you must turn on the Dimension plugin!