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This is a python-based host software for reprap printers, in various forms. Printrun consists of printcore, pronsole and pronterface, and a small collection of helpful scripts. printcore.py is a library that makes writing reprap hosts easy pronsole.py is an interactive command-line host software with tabcompletion goodness pronterface.py is a graphical host software with the same functionality as pronsole INSTALLING DEPENDENCIES On Windows, download the following, and install in this order: http://python.org/ftp/python/2.7.2/python-2.7.2.msi http://pypi.python.org/packages/any/p/pyserial/pyserial-2.5.win32.exe http://downloads.sourceforge.net/wxpython/wxPython2.8-win32-unicode-18.104.22.168-py27.exe http://launchpad.net/pyreadline/trunk/1.7/+download/pyreadline-1.7.win32.exe On Ubuntu/debian, do: sudo apt-get install python-serial python-wxgtk2.8 On Mac OS X, download and install: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/wxpython/wxPython2.8-osx-unicode-22.214.171.124-universal-py2.6.dmg Grab the source for pyserial from http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/p/pyserial/pyserial-2.5.tar.gz Unzip pyserial to a folder. Then, in a terminal, change to the folder you unzipped to, then type in: defaults write com.apple.versioner.python Prefer-32-Bit -bool yes sudo python setup.py install Alternatively, you can run python in 32 bit mode by setting the following environment variable before running the setup.py command: export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_32_BIT=yes Then repeat the same with http://launchpad.net/pyreadline/trunk/1.7/+download/pyreadline-1.7.zip USING PRONTERFACE To use pronterface, you need: python (ideally 2.6.x or 2.7.x), pyserial (or python-serial on ubuntu/debian), pyreadline (not needed on Linux) and wxPython Download and install the above, and start pronterface.py Select the port name you are using from the first drop-down, select your baud rate, and hit connect. Load an STL (see the note on skeinforge below) or GCODE file, and you can upload it to SD or print it directly. The "monitor printer" function, when enabled, checks the printer state (temperatures, SD print progress) every 3 seconds. The command box recognizes all pronsole commands, but has no tabcompletion. If you want to load stl files, you need to put a version of skeinforge (doesn't matter which one) in a folder called "skeinforge". The "skeinforge" folder must be in the same folder as pronterface.py USING PRONSOLE To use pronsole, you need: python (ideally 2.6.x or 2.7.x), pyserial (or python-serial on ubuntu/debian) and pyreadline (not needed on Linux) Start pronsole and you will be greeted with a command prompt. Type help to view the available commands. All commands have internal help, which you can access by typing "help commandname", for example "help connect" If you want to load stl files, you need to put a version of skeinforge (doesn't matter which one) in a folder called "skeinforge". The "skeinforge" folder must be in the same folder as pronsole.py USING PRINTCORE: To use printcore you need python (ideally 2.6.x or 2.7.x) and pyserial (or python-serial on ubuntu/debian) See pronsole for an example of a full-featured host, the bottom of printcore.py for a simple command-line sender, or the following code example: p=printcore('/dev/ttyUSB0',115200) p.startprint(data) # data is an array of gcode lines p.send_now("M105") # sends M105 as soon as possible p.pause() p.resume() p.disconnect()