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Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your 3D Printer by Charles Bell

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CHAPTER 4

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Configuring the Software

Building a 3D printer and seeing the mechanical bits together for the first time is quite an accomplishment. However, you aren’t done yet. To make the most of your new printer, you need to configure and load the firmware on your printer as well as install software on your computer to control the printer.

This chapter will show you how to configure the firmware for your printer and show you an example of printer controller software for your computer. I will use the Marlin firmware and the Repetier-Host printer controller software to demonstrate how to complete the software setup for a typical RepRap printer. ...

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