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*  To install Franklin on [[Debian]] you can also follow the video - it will take about 5 min. [http://most.mse.mtu.edu/franklin-install.avi video]
 
*  To install Franklin on [[Debian]] you can also follow the video - it will take about 5 min. [http://most.mse.mtu.edu/franklin-install.avi video]
 
Please see the wiki on github for up to date information.
 
Please see the wiki on github for up to date information.
* Franklin was tested on the following RepRap devices: Mendel RepRap, Delta RepRap, OS laser welder, PCB micromill, and the [[open source metal 3-D printer]].
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* Franklin was tested on the following RepRap devices: Mendel RepRap, Delta RepRap, OS laser welder, PCB micromill, and the open source metal 3-D printer.
  
 
==Abstract==
 
==Abstract==

Revision as of 17:22, 27 February 2017

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Franklin is a RepRap driver developed by User:Wijnen. This is software for controlling a RepRap 3-D printer, created by the Michigan Tech Open Sustainable Technology Lab (MOST).


Source

  • Wijnen, B., Anzalone, G. C., Haselhuhn, A.S., Sanders, P.G., Pearce, J. M. Free and Open-source Control Software for 3-D Motion and Processing. Journal of Open Research Software, 4: e2, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.78 free access

Download

Latest version: https://github.com/mtu-most/franklin Please see the wiki on github for up to date information.

Instructions

Please see the wiki on github for up to date information.

  • Franklin was tested on the following RepRap devices: Mendel RepRap, Delta RepRap, OS laser welder, PCB micromill, and the open source metal 3-D printer.

Abstract

RepRap 3-D printers and their derivatives using conventional firmware are limited by: 1) requiring technical knowledge, 2) poor resilience with unreliable hardware, and 3) poor integration in complicated systems. In this paper, a new control system called Franklin, for CNC machines in general and 3-D printers specifically, is presented that enables web-based three dimensional control of additive, subtractive and analytical tools from any Internet connected device. Franklin can be set up and controlled entirely from a web interface; it uses a custom protocol which allows it to continue printing when the connection is temporarily lost, and allows communication with scripts.

Keywords

3-D printing, additive manufacturing, distributed manufacturing, firmware, free and open source software, FOSS, open-source, open-source electronics, open-source hardware, personal fabrication, printing, RepRap, rapid prototyping

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