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Required Downloads

Install your free software, and get the other necessary files before starting your first print.

Click to Download

Windows Users: Click here to download the required USB driver.

Your First Print

Load the filament.  Connect your Printrbot. Start your print.

Troubleshooting & Next Steps

Connection Issues?

Having trouble connecting via USB to your computer?

  • Click here for the connection troubleshooting guide.
  • Click here for information on printing untethered with the microSD card that was included with your Printrbot.
  • Windows Users: Windows 8.1 has recently dropped signed drivers to recognize your Printrbot.  For other versions of Windows, download the required USB driver from http://pjrc.com/teensy/serial_install.exe, right click on it and “Run as Administrator” to install the INF file. It should create a new COM port that you can then use in Repetier to connect.  Click here for a helpful user created guide.  Windows 8 users – if you are still having trouble, see this guide.
Use Your SD Card for Troubleshooting

Check for mechanical issues by using the microSD card that was included with your Printrbot Simple. No USB connection needed!

Looking for better print quality?
  • Start with a “clean slate” by loading the Simple.Plus.GettingStarted.ini into Cura before slicing your print.  Click here for instructions on loading the ini profile.
  • Click here for a great troubleshooting guide on diagnosing print quality from Simplify 3D.
  • Click here for a blog from pinshape, describing “3D Slicer Settings: Best Practices”.
Success! Now what?

Calibrating Your Auto-Leveling Probe

Your assembled Printrbot was calibrated and tested before leaving PBHQ.  However, your Auto-Leveling Probe may need to be calibrated occasionally.

Read the full guide: Using Cura to Set Up Your Auto-Leveling Probe

Click here

Files and Downloads

Quick links to resources for software, drivers, firmware, and 3D model files.

Required Downloads

-Cura (v15.04.2) software
-Getting Started Configuration Profile
-First Print STL file (Spool Rack Spacer)

Click to Download

Software

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Firmware

Click here for instructions on flashing the most current Printrbot firmware to your Printrboard.

Guides & Instructions

  • Simple Kit build guide – click here
  • Simple Kit with Heated Bed build guide – click here
  • Unboxing Your Assembled Printrbot Simple – click here
  • Unboxing Your Printrbot Simple with Heated Bed – click here
  • Getting Started with Cura on Your Printrbot Simple – click here
  • Your First Print – click here
  • Using Cura to Set Up the Auto-Leveling Probe on Your Printrbot Simple – click here

Printable Files

Drivers

Windows 8.1 has recently dropped signed drivers to recognize your Printrbot.  For other versions of Windows, download the required USB driver from http://pjrc.com/teensy/serial_install.exe, right click on it and “Run as Administrator” to install the INF file. It should create a new COM port that you can then use in Repetier to connect.  Click here for a helpful user created guide.  Windows 8 users – if you are still having trouble, see this guide.

Need More Help?

Are you having issues completing the steps above?  If you need more help, Printrbot’s official support site with direct access to our support techs.

Visit support.printrbot.com

Videos

Helpful videos for unboxing, calibrating, and other printing related activites

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