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pronterface [2017/01/25 19:13]
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pronterface [2017/01/25 22:34] (current)
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 There are two ways to connect to Smoothie using Pronterface,​ via USB, or via Ethernet There are two ways to connect to Smoothie using Pronterface,​ via USB, or via Ethernet
  
-=== USB connection+=== USB connection
  
 Everybody has USB, and Smoothie does too.  Everybody has USB, and Smoothie does too. 
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 * The machine shouldn'​t be placed in an electromagnetically noisy environment. * The machine shouldn'​t be placed in an electromagnetically noisy environment.
 * The machine, and the computer controlling it, should be connected as close as possible in the electrical installation,​ ideally they should be plugged in the same power strip. * The machine, and the computer controlling it, should be connected as close as possible in the electrical installation,​ ideally they should be plugged in the same power strip.
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 <callout type="​success"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Windows drivers">​ <callout type="​success"​ icon="​true"​ title="​ Windows drivers">​
  
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 Please make sure you install the drivers, and restart the computer, before you try to connect to Smoothie via Pronterface. Please make sure you install the drivers, and restart the computer, before you try to connect to Smoothie via Pronterface.
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 This is useful in particular if you have problems with USB connection errors, or insufficent USB speed ( both extremely rare problems ). This is useful in particular if you have problems with USB connection errors, or insufficent USB speed ( both extremely rare problems ).
  
-To send a G-code file to your Smoothieboard,​ follow this procedure : +To send a G-code file to your Smoothieboard,​ follow this procedure : 
  
 * Click on <​kbd>​Load file</​kbd>​ * Click on <​kbd>​Load file</​kbd>​
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 * Enter a filename ( with Smoothie you can ignore the warning about using a 8.3-type filename and just use a normal filename ) * Enter a filename ( with Smoothie you can ignore the warning about using a 8.3-type filename and just use a normal filename )
 * Now the file will upload over the serial interface, you can monitor the progress in the bottom bar * Now the file will upload over the serial interface, you can monitor the progress in the bottom bar
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