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-* Create a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​3D_modeling|3D model]] using 3D drawing ​( [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Computer-aided_design|CAD]] software ), for example [[http://​www.openscad.org/​|OpenSCAD]].+* Create a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​3D_modeling|3D model]] using 3D drawing ​( [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Computer-aided_design|CAD]] software ), for example [[http://​www.openscad.org/​|OpenSCAD]].
 * Export this model as a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​STL_%28file_format%29|STL]] file, that is the standard file format generally currently used for 3D models exported for 3D printing. * Export this model as a [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​STL_%28file_format%29|STL]] file, that is the standard file format generally currently used for 3D models exported for 3D printing.
 * Use [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Computer-aided_manufacturing|CAM software]] like [[http://​slic3r.org/​|Slic3r]],​ to convert the STL file into a G-code file. * Use [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Computer-aided_manufacturing|CAM software]] like [[http://​slic3r.org/​|Slic3r]],​ to convert the STL file into a G-code file.
-* Connect host software like [[Pronterface]] to your [[Smoothieboard]] via the USB cable+* Connect host software like [[Pronterface]] to your [[Smoothieboard]] via the USB cable
 * Instruct the host software to start the print. * Instruct the host software to start the print.
 * The host software will stream the G-code to the [[Smoothieboard]],​ which will execute each G-code command in sequence * The host software will stream the G-code to the [[Smoothieboard]],​ which will execute each G-code command in sequence
-* The motors move, the extruder extrudes, and a nice-looking ​3D printed ​object gets created.+* The motors move, the extruder extrudes, and a nice-looking ​3D printed ​object gets created.
  
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 +== Electricity
 +
 +When reading this documentation,​ [[https://​pics.me.me/​Instagram-Pictorial-representation-of-ohms-law-engineering-d05c8e.png|understanding]] of basic principles of electricity will be expected and can not be done without. ​
 +
 +Here are a few videos to refresh your memory : 
 +
 +=== What is electricity
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​center>​
 +<iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​mc979OhitAg"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +</​center>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +=== What are Amps
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​center>​
 +<iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​8gvJzrjwjds"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +</​center>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +=== What are Volts
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​center>​
 +<iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​TBt-kxYfync"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +</​center>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +=== What is resistance
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​center>​
 +<iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​NfcgA1axPLo"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +</​center>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +=== What are Watts
 +
 +<​html>​
 +<​center>​
 +<iframe width="​560"​ height="​315"​ src="​https://​www.youtube.com/​embed/​VSpB3HivkhY"​ frameborder="​0"​ allow="​autoplay;​ encrypted-media"​ allowfullscreen></​iframe>​
 +</​center>​
 +</​html>​
 +
 +There is very little math in these videos ( except the last one ), if you have a hard time with what's still there, we warmly recommend heading over to [[https://​www.khanacademy.org/​|Khan Academy]]'​s math videos for easy to digest courses.
 +
 +If you want to go further on this subject, you can also follow this [[https://​www.khanacademy.org/​science/​electrical-engineering/​introduction-to-ee|basic Electrical Engineering]] video course.