Fab modules - compiled version
This is how I installed the Fab Modules on Ubuntu and it seems to work. I got this tutorial on
- fab modules
cd ~/Desktop mkdir fabmodules cd fabmodules wget http://kokompe.cba.mit.edu/fab_src.zip unzip fab_src.zip sudo make install #see wiki.infosyncratic.nl/FabSend for tips on configuring fab modules
Had some problems to begin with as Ubuntu had installed in Icelandic - fixed it by switching the language to English, probably could have worked as well as writing cd ~/Skjáborð instead of cd ~/Desktop
- graphing and interface modules
- Install: Python wxPython GCC libpng Make BASH okular
You can install all of the dependencies with the commands
sudo apt-get install python python-wxgtk2.8 gcc g++ libpng12-dev make bash okular libboost-thread-dev libboost-system-dev cmake sudo apt-get install pip sudo pip install PyOpenGL PyOpenGL_accelerate
Run the Fab Module
And to run the Fab module simply write in the Ubuntu terminal:
and press enter from what you are going to do with it.
Then you can select from different options
How to update Fab modules
cd ~/Desktop sudo mv fabmodules fabmodules_older cd ~/Desktop mkdir fabmodules cd fabmodules wget http://kokompe.cba.mit.edu/fab_src.zip unzip fab_src.zip sudo apt-get install python python-wxgtk2.8 python-dev python-pip gcc g++ libpng12-dev make bash okular libboost-thread-dev libboost-system-dev cmake
sudo pip install PyOpenGL PyOpenGL_accelerate numpy sudo make install chmod +x bin/* sudo mv bin/* /usr/local/bin
There is an alternative and easier method for updating fab modules. Open a terminal a type:
This will check if there is a new version. If so, proceed to the update by typing:
sudo fab_update install
not working at the moment......
- Change port="/dev/ttyUSB0" to port="/dev/ttyS0"
- /dev$ sudo chmod 0766 /dev/usblp0
Go to the root
cd .. cd .. cd ..
- Open the send_rml with gedit program
sudo gedit rml_send
In the gedit program
if [ $# -eq 1 ] then port="/dev/ttyS0" else #fg breyttiport=$2 port="/dev/ttyS0" fi
- Open the rml_move with gedit program
sudo gedit rml_move
#frosti breytti port="/dev/ttyUSB0" port="/dev/ttyS0" if [ $# -eq 3 ] then port=$3 fi
- To make it work with the vinyl cutter:
- First find out how the vinyl-cutter is connected, (what is the name of the usb port?)
cd .. cd .. cd ..
- Until you are on the root
- then write
- Turn on the vinyl cutter and
- Then you will see the name of the USB port that the vinyl cutter uses
- Turn of the vinyl cutter and
Then you will see the name of the USB port that the vinyl cutter uses
Then you should change the permisson
/dev$ sudo chmod 0766 /dev/usblp0
- Open the send_camm with gedit program
/usr/local/bin$ sudo gedit camm_send
*Change the name of the port to the one you will be using port="/dev/usblp0"
then you can check how it works in the fab module
Setting on the CAMM
Ritural to make sure the vinyl cutter accepts force settings:
- 1.Keep MENU/PARAM and cursor LEFT,RIGHT key down and turn power on.
- 2.Select "!FScmd" by dial.
- 3.Select parameter field by MENU/PARAM key.
- 4.Select "ON" by dial.
- 5.Push ENTER key.
- 6.Turn power off.
Settings for the laser
- How to get Epilog laser running on net with Ubuntu
- Be sure the Epilog is on and connected.
- · System -> Administration -> Printing ->
- · Server->New Printer
- · Select Devices -> Network Printer
- · Host 192.168.12.236
- · Queue queue -- Forward
- · Select printer from database ->Generic -- Forward
- · Models Raw queue --Forward
- · Printer name laser -- Apply
- If you use the USB connection you will only be able to "print" from one computer. †If that's ok, then just use Ubuntu's regular "add printer", select USB, and otherwise select RAW driver. †Name it "laser", which is what cad.py is looking for. †(Cad.py doesn't know how it's hooked up only it's name).
- yeah, call them laser1 and laser2 or something. For host you will need to select the 2 ip addresses that the lasers have when you plug them into the network-- may not necessarily be 192.168.12.236.
Here's how to find the IP address of the Epilog Mini once it's on the network
- 1. Quickly depress and release the “Go” and “Pointer” buttons simultaneously to display the “Functions Menu”
- 2. Continue to press the “Go” button until the IP Address is visible and note the address.
- 3. Continue to press the “Go” button until the display reads “GO/SAVE” and then press “Go” to return to the jobs screen.
- then in fab_send (/usr/local/bin/fab_send) you have to change the laser name from 'laser' to 'laser1' or whatever you named the one you want to print to that computer from with.
If you installed Fab Modules you have installed fabserver as well
- it should be in /usr/local/bin.
- first you have to start fabserver and write the port number:
- Then you can open http://127.0.0.1:1234/ in Chrome or chromium.
Conversion from dpi (Dots per Inch) to millimeters (mm)
- 500 dots per inch equals to 19.67 dots per mm.
- You can use Wolfram Alpha to convert between inches to mm:http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=500+dpi