A 3D WebGL GCode viewer, for understanding 3D printers
Towards the end of 2011, I built a 3D printer (RepRap Prusa Mendel). It took 6 weeks of evenings and weekends.
Here it is, printing an Octocat I found on Thingiverse:
To help understand the model better, I created a WebGL based tool that can view GCode (the set of movement instructions sent to the printer).
It’s built on MrDoob’s (excellent) three.js library, which brings 3D programming to mortals.
If you work with .gcode files, try it out:
Code is over on GitHub:
And here’s a full set of photos journaling the building of the printer, and some things I’ve printed with it: