3D Printer: Da Vinci 1.0 with Repetition Host Operate

If the standard software for the Da Vinci 3D printer does not appeal, you can switch to the popular tool repetition host. That’s how it’s done.

The 3D printer Da Vinci 1.0 works normally XYZware. However, many users prefer the open source program Repetier host. It provides a good slicer that creates a printable G-code from the STL file. In addition, the G code can be edited, which further improves the printer results. Per firmware hack can be the Da Vinci 1.0 bring to the open printer software to work.

Warning: By engaging the indication for operating time of the device is completely reset. As a result, the manufacturing guarantee can be extinguished. Moreover you access not only in the case this hack software one, but also in the hardware. However, at least these interventions can be reversed.

How it works: First, you make a reset of the printer memory. To do this, loosen the two Torx screws on the back of the printer and carefully open the door. Jumper “JP1” jumper, and turn the unit off and back off for 10 seconds. Loosen the jumper and turn the printer back on. The memory is now deleted. Open the XYZware printer software on your computer. See “About” for the firmware version. If the program works with version 1.0.0.23, you can change to Repetier Host by means of a firmware update. Given load repeater firmware davinci.zip on the computer. Unpack these into the C: \ repetiertfw directory you created earlier. At the same time you need several modified files of repeating host. Unpack it to C: \ repetierfw. In addition, the printer software RepetierHost must be installed on your PC. In the XYZware printer software, select “Firmware Update” under “About”. After an error message, you can open the C: \ repetierfw folder, where you select the file C: \ repetierfw \ dav10-master \ repetier-0.91-alpha-da-vinci10.bin. Now the 3D printer Da Vinci 1.0 works with Repetier Host.

Opens the firmware hack does not, you must set the printer driver of Arduino boards. For this first install Arduino with support for Yun and Arduino Due. Start the software, and then, under “Tools”, change to “Arduino DUE (native USB port)”. Then write down the available ports under “Tools> Port”. Use the Esc key to close the selection and turn the printer on. Now copy the firmware file C: \ repetierfw \ dav10-master \ repetier-0.91-alpha-davinci10.bin to the directory C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Arduino \ hardware \ tools. Start the Windows command prompt as an administrator, and then go to the C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Arduino \ hardware \ toolsbossac directory – COMX -R -e -w -v -b repetier-0.91- Davinci10.bin. Replace “COMX” with the previously noted printer port – such as COM10. Now the Da Vinci 1.0 restarts and can be controlled by repeating host firmware.