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Why are a lot of the designs uploaded in "text" (.txt) format...? How do you install those on a Mac? Or use them in the software program?
  • Lenee Howe Whenever I download most of the designs they are either:
    "*****.pbp.txt" files or "*****.gcode.txt" files...

    So it seems as though at some point they were created correctly but then uploaded in the wrong format? Just a guess...
    • Miguel Valenzuela Hi Lenee,
      It seems that the Mac is having difficulty understanding the extensions.
      Here's a quick fix. Open the file name, then erase the .txt portion of it.
      the .pbp file is used for the Pancake Painter software (latest release can be found here
      And the .gcode file is what the PancakeBot reads. Copy the file to the SD card and play it.
      I'll add this to the bug list and see what we can do to get a handle on this.
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  • Miguel Valenzuela Lenee, can you share some links where that is the case? Does the file have a '.txt' extension or a '.gcode' extension?
  • Miguel Valenzuela Designs read by PancakeBot are .gcode which are text files.