- pyRepRap is a Python library for controlling a serial SNAP RepRap.
- The library supports the full SNAP v1 specification including Cartesian robot and thermoplast extruder.
- SNAP v2 support will be added as soon as I get my hands on a Arduino / Sanguino.
Download & Install
TODO : List Dependencies
svn checkout https://reprap.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/reprap/trunk/users/stef/pyRepRap/ cd pyRepRap python setup.py build sudo python setup.py install
I have used this in Windows and it works fine. I need to add the dependencies list and some instructions.
This simple example sends the reprap to the home position, moves the x & y axes around a bit, then returns to the home position and powers off the motors. This is available in the 'examples' folder in the svn.
#!/usr/bin/env python # Import the reprap modules import reprap, time # Initialise serial port, here the first port (0) is used. reprap.openSerial( 0, 19200, 60 ) # These devices are present in network, will automatically scan in the future. reprap.cartesian.x.active = True reprap.cartesian.y.active = True reprap.cartesian.z.active = True reprap.extruder.active = True # Set axies to notify arrivals reprap.cartesian.x.setNotify() reprap.cartesian.y.setNotify() reprap.cartesian.z.setNotify() # Set stepper speed to 220 (out of 255) reprap.cartesian.setSpeed(220) # Set power to 83% reprap.cartesian.setPower(83) # The module is now ready to recieve commands # # Send all axies to home position. Wait until arrival. reprap.cartesian.homeReset() # When using seek with no waitArrival = True/False argument, it defaults to true # Seek to X1000, Y1000 reprap.cartesian.seek( (1000, 1000, None) ) # Pause time.sleep(2) # Seek to X500, Y1000 reprap.cartesian.seek( (500, 1000, None) ) time.sleep(2) # Seek to X1000, Y500 reprap.cartesian.seek( (1000, 500, None) ) time.sleep(2) # Seek to X100, Y100 reprap.cartesian.seek( (100, 100, None) ) # Send all axies to home position. Wait until arrival. reprap.cartesian.homeReset() # Shut off power to all motors. reprap.cartesian.free()
See the 'docs' folder in the svn for pyDoc HTML documentation files.