Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

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hp_
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Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby hp_ » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Hi,

did anyone try monkeyprint yet: opensource software for resin printers?

http://robotsinthesun.org/monkeyprint-an-open-source-3d-print-software/

the source code can be found here: https://github.com/robotsinthesun


cheers,
hp

Nitros
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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby Nitros » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:10 am

Can be used with LR printer?

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby robotsinthesun » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:37 am

Hi there,
I'm the guy behind Monkeyprint :)

@Nitros: If you're talking about the LittleRP: I guess it can.
You are able to configure whatever G-Code you want to send at the start, during or at the end of a print, so basically any printer that accepts G-Code and does the exposure with a projector or LCD (in contrast to a laser scanning unit like the formlabs printers) can be controlled by Monkeyprint.

Also, I've been in contact with Brad Hill from LittleRP and he will be testing Monkeyprint sometime soon I guess.

There will be a website soon (still need to find some time to do it) that explains the features and how to set it up.
As of now, the documentation is a little outdated I'm afraid.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask :)

Best,
Paul

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby Nitros » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks @robotsinhesun where can i download it? and in case could you please help me to set it up for LR?

Thanks

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby robotsinthesun » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:03 pm

You can download Monkeyprint here:
https://github.com/robotsinthesun/monkeyprint/releases. Simply select the latest release and start it from a terminal with

Code: Select all

./monkeyprint.py
.

If you have questions, you can post them here or even better as a comment on my blog: [url]robotsinthesun.org[/url] on the Monkeyprint page.

Thanks for trying it out!
Best, Paul

Nitros
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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby Nitros » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:53 am

robotsinthesun wrote:You can download Monkeyprint here:
https://github.com/robotsinthesun/monkeyprint/releases. Simply select the latest release and start it from a terminal with

Code: Select all

./monkeyprint.py
.

If you have questions, you can post them here or even better as a comment on my blog: [url]robotsinthesun.org[/url] on the Monkeyprint page.

Thanks for trying it out!
Best, Paul


Thanks i download it but i'm not able to install it, could you please guide on installation procedure?

Thanks

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby robotsinthesun » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:58 pm

You can find installation instructions here:
http://robotsinthesun.org/monkeyprint/.

The hardware stuff is outdated, but in this blog post you'll find instructions for the setup with a g-code board:

http://robotsinthesun.org/monkeyprint-dlp-printer-software-g-code/

I hope it works for you!

Best, Paul

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby dandumit » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:07 am

Hi,

Could you please tell me if Monkeyprint runs on RPi 3 ?

BR,
Daniel

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby robotsinthesun » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi Daniel,

depends on what you want to do: a) run Monkeyprint as a pre-processor for setting up your build platform, doing the slicing etc. or b) use the Raspberry Pi as a print server to control a printer?

For option A it would be necessary to have a second screen to display the GUI. One of the LCD options might work but the have a low resolution.

Option B is in the making and actually worked in some simple tests I did, but it's not stable yet and will require some more work.

Maybe you can tell me more about your plans and I can see how I can help you.

Best, Paul

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Re: Monkeyprint open source Software for resin printers?

Postby danthehuman » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:30 pm

I'm interested in giving it a go, will it be functional on windows 7 and marlin firmware?


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