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  • posted Is anyone seeing responses from Storebound? I've been emailing them and posting in the hardware section since Sept 30 and have heard nothing I'm starting to think there's no one around to help with replacement hardware.
    • Miguel Valenzuela Hi Tim, the forum is currently not being managed by StoreBound`s support team. I have made them aware of this issue and hope that this can be rectified. In the mean time, use support@storebound.com and if you do not here from them, check your spam filter or email me at pancakebot@gmail.com
      Thank You,
      Miguel Valenzuela
      Inventor of PancakeBot
    • Thomas_U sorry - not during the last half year, maybe never ever...

      I have never used my PB yet as there are so many open questions here.

      Lots of great words on the "about us"-page <http://www.pancakebot.com/about-us> but total silence here. Sad!
  • posted We are having troubles running pancake bot on the school's Microsoft (AD) network. We've had to load the installer in the public desktop folder on each computer to be used by students, then have each student install the software which is then associated only with that user on that particular computer. Has anyone else had this issue? I would appreciate any suggestions to resolve this problem.
    • Miguel Valenzuela Hi Lisa, I am sorry to hear this. Have you been able to resolve this issue at this point?
      If you can, please add this to the issues forum at Github.com/pancakebot so we can add this to our list of things to do on the next version update. If you cannot add this, let me know and I will add it.
      Thank you,
      Miguel Valenzuela
      Inventor of PancakeBot
  • posted When I use the auto tracer and get the image settings just right, I hit File Export for printing. A popup window comes up behind the tracer program - i can't get the tracer program with my image to go away to select the options and ultimately save the image to the card. Any ideas??
  • posted Has anyone tried Inkscape's gcode plugin? This would be a good way to bypass pancake painter for a professional vector editing program.
    • Miguel Valenzuela Hi Kevin, I haven`t but being that Inkscape is Open Source, maybe we can do a fork and add this as an extension on Github? The PancakePainter software is very basic indeed but for more advanced users, Inkscape would work great.
      The only thing you really have to do is use M106 and M107 GCode commands for turning the dispenser on or off.
      Miguel
      Inventor of PancakeBot
  • posted Why won't the designs download as the .gcode and only as .txt?
    • Miguel Valenzuela This seems to be an issue with users that have created the GCODE files on a mac where the extension is hidden but I am not totally sure of that. I assume this is from the PancakeBot design forum?
    • David Bourne I found I needed to use the Terminal (Mac) and the mv command to rename the files. For example,
      mv filename.pbp.txt filename.pbp
      The file can be opened as a project in PancakePainter and saved for printing as a gcode file
  • posted On Mac OS I cannot get the software to work. It keeps saying the software has been damaged. Is there anything I need to do to fix whatever is wrong here? Your help and advise is much appreciated.
    Marco
  • posted How do you clear the cache on the machine? I keep trying to print new designs but it will only print 1 design. I have deleted everything on the chip. I have tried entirely new SD cards with completely new designs, but nothing seems to work. It keep printing the same design over and over no matter what file I select.
  • posted When I do a design and try to export it to a USB stick it puts it in word jibberish. How do I get it exported with the correct app so it will work on the machine? I keep losing my artwork. Harv
    • Miguel Valenzuela Hi Harvey, I'm not sure what would cause that. Here's some questions. What operating system are you using? Does it export with a .gcode extension?
  • posted 1. WHAT TO LIST FOR USB PORT FOR AVDUDE ON MAC?
    2. ERROR 86 WHEN TRYING TO WRITE FIRMWARE TO PANCAKEBOT

    I'm not sure how or what to put as my USB "Port" inside the AVDUDE settings.
    I tried pasting " ls /dev/tty* " in Mac's TERMINAL program (magnifying glass at top right of screen, typing TERMINAL and when the box pops up I pasted that ls /dev/ttyUSB* phrase and hit enter). It just lists a ton of various "ttyXXX" (where XX = sequential numbers) and I dont see any listings for "USB" or "tty.USB" as it says I should see in the tutorial.
    If I try just selecting "tty.USB0" from the pull-down port options in AVDUDE and hitting apply/OK and then clicking WRITE on the main screen of AVDUDE, it gives me a popup error "Error 86-- Bad CPU type in executable"

    Any help on how to find (or what pull-down option to use) as my USB port ?
    I wish it wasn't this hard. I thought I was fairly computer savvy.....
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    • Syrius Goratrix The problem seems to be solved by selecting the config file and closing, re-opening the programm
    • MARK CHRISTENSEN Regarding my post earlier today about not seeing the stk500v2 option in AVDUDE settings pull-down menu, I found another pancakebot user who said to run the DMG file for the AVDUDE program from within the APPLICATIONS folder on my mac instead of within the Download folder where I had it before.

      When I did that, I proceeded through the steps in the Firmware tutorial and am now successfully seeing the stk500v2 in the pulldown listing.
    • MARK CHRISTENSEN I'm having the same problem other users have had it appears -- Post by Travis Lape, Sept --
      "When I am trying to update my firmware in the AVRDUDE Settings under the ACRDUDE Options I don't see the any options pop up to select. I am suppose to see stk500v2 am I doing something wrong?"