3.2 Main Menu
The main menu (Figure 3.3) is your base of operations. When it
appears, the screen should have a title line displaying the name of
the printer; you may change this name with either ReplicatorG or
MakerWare. The next three lines allow you to print from a memory
card (i.e., an SD card), preheat your printer, and access the printer’s
Figure 3.3: Main Menu
You navigate the menus by using the keypad (Figure 3.4) on the
front of the printer, which is generally located near the LCD
Figure 3.4: Keypad
- The up and down keys allow you to scroll through the list,
which wraps around (so, if you scroll down from the bottom
of the list you will return to the top of the list).
- The center key (which, on some printers, has an “M”
printed on it) allows you to select the item that has an arrow
pointing to it. In Figure 3.3 this is the “Print from SD”
item. You can also dismiss any error message by pressing
this key, which will then return you to the main menu.
- The left key allows you to exit a menu and return to
the previous menu. Note that many menus have an “Exit
Menu” option that will also return you to the previous
- Within the Jog Mode (Section 3.7.13), Profiles: Change
Name (Section 3.7.9), and Pause at ZPos (Section 3.4.3)
menus where the right key is used, its function is described.
Otherwise, pressing the right key will reinitialize and
repaint the LCD screen.