How to use your printer in Mac

zhangxueyou
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How to use your printer in Mac

Post by zhangxueyou » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:06 pm

1. Install the Driver (FTDI USB Serial Driver)
Download link:http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
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2. Download Repetier-Host:
Link:https://www.repetier.com/download-now
Open Repetier-Host, choose correct port and Baud rate(115200) in "Pinter>Printer settings".
Note: the baud rate, usually it is 115200 for the Mac, so you need to make sure the baud rate in the firmware is the same value too:

// This determines the communication speed of the printer
#define BAUDRATE 115200


And if that's not gonna work, you can try 250000 and other values, just make sure the value in printer settings and firmware are the same!
If you are not sure which port is correct, unplug the USB cable, then plug it again, the new port name in option of "Port" is the one.
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3. Download Arduino (This is a zip including Sanguinololu and Mega2560, so you don't need to do anything else like Windows):
http://www.geeetech.com/wiki/index.php/ ... or_Mac.zip
Unzip the file after downloading.
The process of uploading the firmware can be referred at:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=16253

zhangxueyou
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by zhangxueyou » Thu May 28, 2015 11:58 am

You can also refer to someone's experience:
http://dcgtek.blogspot.fi/2013/04/setti ... n-mac.html

tallslenderguy
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by tallslenderguy » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:32 am

The instructions for Repetier Host for Mac show a "Manual Control" tab, but on my copy there is not a manual control, that tab is labeled "Print Panel." The screen it opens is not the same. I found out how to turn on and control the temperature for the extruder and build bed, but there are no arrows for testing the motors manually. I did get the motors to run by pushing the various axis buttons, but could not control off as well as on and my motors did not run well at all (froze while on), so I hit the emergency stop so I would not burn a motor up. It would be nice to have instructions that match the Repetier Host for Mac (it has either changed or I have the wrong one, but I downloaded it from here). I can see where the arrow keys would be nice for testing the motors, but my version of Repetier does not have them.

Mark
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by Mark » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:00 pm

You can download the latest repetier for MAC in it's official website.
And check the link here to learn how to control the printer on MAC:
http://makezine.com/projects/repetierhost/

nickg
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by nickg » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:11 am

Guys,

i have tried to install the drivers with no effect at all. I'm using a Macbook Pro, Retina from 2014. its running OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6

I've tired different USD cables.
different USB ports
Rebooted

Nothing shows up in the USB device tree.

I downloaded the driver from, http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm i got the download link from the table, clicked on 2.3, the file i got is FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_3.dmg it installed correctly no error messages.

Help PLEASE,

Thanks

N

bang
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by bang » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:02 pm

nickg wrote:Guys,

i have tried to install the drivers with no effect at all. I'm using a Macbook Pro, Retina from 2014. its running OS X El Capitan, 10.11.6

I've tired different USD cables.
different USB ports
Rebooted

Nothing shows up in the USB device tree.

I downloaded the driver from, http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm i got the download link from the table, clicked on 2.3, the file i got is FTDIUSBSerialDriver_v2_3.dmg it installed correctly no error messages.

Help PLEASE,

Thanks

N
Hi,
You can check the version of your GT2560 board,if yours is RevA+,you need give it a 12V power first then connected it to your MAC.

nickg
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by nickg » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:46 pm

HI

I can confirm that the board GT2560 is Rev A, not Rev A+

I have turned everything off and on, again, powered on first the printer, then plugged in the USB to the Mac. Result no change at all.

what else should i try, Please?

thanks
Nick

bang
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by bang » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi,Nick
Maybe you can try it on other computers to take a look if you have...

nickg
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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by nickg » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:49 pm

Hi,

Yes tired it on another computer, no change.

thanks

N

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Re: How to use your printer in Mac

Post by nickg » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:30 pm

(A Linux and Mac)

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