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Robo R2 Computer Scheduled Shutdown

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by BrandonMori, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. BrandonMori

    BrandonMori New Member

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    In the school i work at as it support the computers are set to shutdown at scheduled time if a computer that's printing to our robo r2 printer shuts down during the print will that cause the print job to fail. If so does anyone know a way around this? without having to disable the shutdown time.
     
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    You can print from the SD card rather than from a computer via a host program (like mattercontrol).
    Slice the file to be printer with your slicer, save the generated GCode to disk. Load the GCode on the SD card, put that in the printer and then start the print from the LCD. You do not need a computer attached at all.
     
  3. tkoco

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    Once the G-code is transmitted to the R2 printer and then stored, you can shutdown the computer. As long as the R2 printer has power and enough filament, it will finish printing the model - assuming no experimental stuff where the print job could fail miserably.
     
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    Good point, the R2 already has a computer built in and you can just upload the GCode to it from a browser. No computer needed.
     

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