My Solidoodle printer is nearly here, just waiting at the post office. So tonight is setting up the software and getting everything ready.
I followed the instructions provided for the Windows PC I’m installing this on. I’m putting the software onto my ‘big iron’ box, an i5 2600K with 8 gigs of memory and Windows 7.
A few notes from the Solidoodle instructions:
I had to skip straight to the Arduino guide to install the drivers (which I did using an Arduino Uno I already have).
When they say ‘use the 32 bit Python’ – LISTEN. Not seeing that cost me about half an hour of hassle getting the additional libraries installed.
The Solidoodle package is trivial to install. It took me a few minutes to work out how to run the main parts, as I was looking for an EXE. What you want are the pronterface.py and skeinforge.py files, though.
Once the printer is here I’ll be going through the rest of the first setup and runs in painful, painful detail.