3Δ Printer Control
3Δ is a host software for 3d printers of the delta style. In many aspects it is similar to Pronterface. However it brings additional motion control better suited to non-cartesian delta printers.
List of features:
- GCode console
- Connection via serial port or telnet
- Plots for temperature, temperature deviation and heater PWM
- Relative and absolute motion control especially suited for delta printers
- Calibration assistance for delta printers
- GCode lookup taken from http://smoothieware.org/supported-g-codes
- SD card upload and play
- Send: direct playing of GCode files
This is how it looks:
Just download the file
3delta and make it executable. Besides that you need the following packages which are available under the usual Linux distributions
apt-get install tcl8.5 tk8.5 tcllib tklib
Then start it with
$ ./3delta 192.168.1.x $ ./3delta /dev/ttyACM0
to access your printer either via telnet or via a serial port.
I am currently using Smoothieware as firmware. Some features might not work with other firmwares since the output format sometimes differs. I would appreciate patches which make this work with other firmwares.
In principle 3delta should work also under Mac and Windows when the current Tcl/Tk packages are installed. However I didn't test it.