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I've got the printer built and it seems to be working, now I have the problems I was expecting from the beginning, trying to get my POS computer to connect to the damn thing. I stretched out a new USB cable (since there was no way the little 6" thing included would work for me) and plugged it into the computer. Windows immediately says it can't install drivers, and the device manager shows a USB2.0-Serial device. Repetire can't find it with Auto, and I'm kinda stuck now. I've no idea what to do.

I thought, "heck, I'll just do a test print from the card." but that doesn't work either. I load the STL file onto the card, but the file doesn't show up when I put it into the machine. Am I missing something here?

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Trying to add a HS 311 Servo to RAMP 1.4

Unsure about VCC to 5V Jumper which I beleive is required for the BL Touch

With the VCC jumper plugged I beleive this supplys 5 Volts to the 5V pin which sends that to the Servo Pins, ONLY.

The BLTouch is pulgged in a Servo Port BUT if the HS 311 Servo is also plugged into a servo port it can cause the RAMPS 1.4 to reboot, current draw too much?

So the HS 311 Servo needs to be powered from a separate 5 volt supply..

Idea, is this safe, will it work?

Unplug the Jumper Pin, (VCC/5V), connect a separate +5 volt power supply to the 5V pin, to supply a five volt reliable for the Servos and the BLTouch.

Connect the Negative of the separate power supply to the Ground power input

Will this work is it OK?

Here it is using VCC to 5V Jumper
Servo driven nozzle wiper arm Testing odd

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So, I'm looking for a new way to print... Right now, I design in sketchup (and export STL), slice with slic3r and print with pronterface. Everything is currently on Mac. I have raspberry pi's and a linux server at my disposal. I'd like to design in sketchup and do everything else in (new software). My printer is custom built and powered by a smoothie board. I am just tired of the file management and going between multiple pieces of software. Not to mention, I am getting tired of pronterface and would like something different.

Any suggestion is welcomed. Thanks in advance.

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