I couldn’t resolve this compile error

fastio.h:29: error: 'DIOORIG_FAN2_PIN_WPORT' was not declared in this scope

This was from compiling the Repetier.ino file, straight from the download from a number of sources:

  1. github, Repetier firmware, and;
  2. google drive: Repetier-Firmware-2017-06-09

I played about with the Configuration.h file, that came with the google drive download, manually, but always ended up with the same error.

I then tried loading the Configuration.h file into the Configuration tool, and reconfiguring it in there, but that did not help much.

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Setting up Sanguinololu on OS X for Arduino 1.8.6


See the preamble of Trouble compiling Repetier

Following Setting up a Sanguinololu on a Mac, the instructions aren’t quite right of a recent Arduino IDE. They may have worked for 1.0, but they don’t anymore.

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Trouble compiling Repetier


I was having trouble compiling Repetier, without a Z-probe, whereby I disabled both the Z-probe and the distortion correction, but ended up with a slew of compile errors… which turned out to have nothing to do with the Z-probe, nor the distortion correction whatsoever (see Reason for the compile errors below).

However, I had already typed in the question, so here it is anyway, see The Question below, with the raw markdown posted just below it, see The Markdown below.

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Kossel Guides and Documentation

From Kossel 3D Printer


Kossel 3D Printer


The idea of building a Kossel came to me after:

  • Seeing on ReprapWiki – Kossel, that the Kossel uses OpenBeam, which is very similar to 2020 extruded aluminium, except that it is 1515, and as I had already sourced some inexpensive 2020 for my Wilson II 3D printer, in Bangkok, it would not be much of a problem to go and get some more;
  • Coming across HTA3D’s Kossel printed parts, on eBay, for €29.99, and;
HTA3D Kossel parts
HTA3D Kossel parts
  • Having watched the following video on the Micromake 3D printer, that uses 2020 aluminium and is similar to the Kossel (inasmuch as it is a Delta printer). See this explanatory video:

However, as I have stated above, the main reason was that I had the idea of sourcing the aluminium for the Kossel, whilst I was in Bangkok, as aluminium is relatively cheap in Bangkok, when compared to Europe.

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