I’ve been asked by a local elementary school to have a look at their Replicator 2. It seems that when powered, the up/down/left/right buttons don’t function. I’ve tried cleaning the contacts and as well as shorting them with a paperclip, but only the “M” will operate. This makes doing routine functions difficult.
Using the Makerbot application I’ve been able to perform a factory reset to level the bed and load filament, but that application doesn’t replace all of the functions on the control panel. I haven’t tried the updated Makerbot Print, as I understand it’s not compatible with the Replicator 2.
I’m wondering if anybody has suggestions on either a fix for the buttons, or a software that will let me emulate the buttons or bypass them completely. I’ve taken a look at Simplify3D and it seems to be able to perform some functions but may be a little complicated for an elementary school. The ideal scenario would be for the school to be able to print and perform functions right from the panel, or for a piece of software to send the up/down/left/right/“M” commands from a simple interface.
Thanks very much.