Driver Setup to Connect your computer and printer via USB
NOTE: Ensure you have disconnected the Touch Interface before connecting a USB cable directly to the printer. To do so look behind the front bezel for the USB connector that is bonded to the Interface.
Using the printer in this method is not the preferred method and should be considered carefully before doing so. Personal computer settings may cause undesired effects during 3d printing.
To use your printer through a USB connection, you may have to first install the driver. The driver installs automatically on Mac OS X when the printer is first plugged into the computer. You "MAY" need to manually install the driver on your Windows OS:
- Run the Windows Device Manager.
- Plug in the 3d printer USB cable to the computer.
- In the Windows Device Manager, you will find the driver “TAURINO - Arduino Mega2560” under “Other Devices”.
- Right-click on the driver and select “Update Driver Software”.
- Select “Browse my computer for driver software” and “Browse”.
- Navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\MatterControl\Static Data\Drivers” and select “OK”.
- Select “Next”. Your driver should now be installed.
Note - For Windows 8 users, visit the MatterControl website for detailed, step-by-step information on setting up the Taurino driver.
You can now connect your 3d printer: Connecting a Computer via USB
- In the MatterControl status dashboard, select “Add a Printer”.
- Give your printer a name in the “Printer Name” field.
- In the “Select Model” field, select your 3d printer model by referring to the Delivery & Manufacture Information form to load the configurations specific to your printer. Select “Save and Continue”.
- Follow the instructions in the “Connect to Printer” window as MatterControl will start to create a connection to the printer.
- Once the connection has been established, select “Done” to close the window.