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  • 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.
  • posted Why won't the designs download as the .gcode and only as .txt?
    • 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?"
  • posted my mac will not download pancake painter. why?
  • posted Why PancakeBot not work in WIN10 PC64 and I can not run?