Getting set up with your Series 1 requires just a bit of software which you can easily download for free. There are multiple options for running your Series 1 which we have listed here for convience. Most likely you will only need a slicing engine and control software. If you are using Windows, downloading the Arduino driver will ease the setup process.
Arduino driver for Windows | Download
If you are running Windows, installing this driver will help your computer recognize the Series 1 without any other configuration. Mac users do not need to install any drivers.
The slicing engine is the software that converts your model into a toolpath for the printer. The process is fairly straightforward but you can get better results with different models using a variety of available controls which vary with different engines. We recommend KISSlicer and Slic3r for their speed but anything compatible with the latest Marlin RepRap firmware will work.
Slic3r Configuration | Download
Unzip the Slic3r config ini file and load it using Slic3r. Then you can open one or more STLs to slice.
KISSlicer Configuration | Download
Unzip and place the 3 ini files (contained within the compressed directory) in the same directory as KISSlicer, it will automatically use these configurations.
The control software allows you to run jobs and manually control printer functions.
Pronterface allows for better logging and a simpler manual control interface.
Repetier provides GCode visualization and Slic3r integration as well as a native Mac client.
Generally you should not need the firmware, but just in case something goes wrong we provide it here. Installation requires the Arduino IDE.
Series 1 Marlin Firmware | Download
Series 1 Marlin Firmware Dual Head | Download
If you are looking to build your own Series 1, modify it or just cut new parts these are the files you’ll need. More to come soon.