« Do you get an answer from the board over Serial ? »
You have now successfully connected to the Smoothieboard using Pronterface over the USB cable.
Now we want to check if the board actually answers to requests from you.
In the Pronterface interface, on the bottom right, there is a text input, which allows you to enter commands to be sent to the board.
In that input type :
Then click on Send.
If the board answers something like this :
>>> @version SENDING:version Build version: edge-0e69deb, Build date: Mar 1 2015 16:02:03, MCU: LPC1769, System Clock: 120MHz
Then the board does answer to your commands, click on Yes
Otherwise, if the board does not answer, or if Pronterface returns an error, click on No