Getting Started With Your Printrbot Simple Metal

Model 1403

Assembled Printrbot Simple Metal

Thank you for purchasing the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.  Please follow the steps below to get started using your printer.  If you run into any issues during the process, please visit Support for help and assistance if needed.

Printrbot Simple Metal Kit

Thank you for purchasing the Printrbot Simple Metal Kit.  To get you printing as soon as possible, please follow the steps on our instruction site to assemble your printer.


Files and Downloads

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

Software

  • Download Repetier - A free software for communicating with your printer through your computer.
  • Google SketchUp - The easiest way to draw in 3D… and it’s free!
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Firmware

Click here to download firmware. However, please note that your Printrbot Simple has already been flashed with firmware for the sensor.  If you need to re-flash for some reason, here are instructions for reflashing your board.

Your First Print

Your Second Print

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.  Windows 8 users – if you are still having trouble, see this guide.


Videos

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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