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Re: Shapes Plus

Hi to All! I use Estlcam to create the G-code for my machine controller. I also use my Shapes Plus program to create the DXF file to import into Estlcam. I
stcnc2000
Jun 10
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100376

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Charlie Take a look at GRBL 0.9 or the new version 1.1. Gcode via USB to an Arduino Mega or for less stepper channels an Arduino Uno. from laptop running
Malcolm Parker-Lisberg
May 30
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100375

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Charlie, I'm on the left coast about an hour north of San Francisco so a visit is out. I imagine that the original Chinese control board would work with
Drew Rogge
May 29
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100374

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

On 05/29/2017 04:23 PM, charlie79329@... ... If you want to know about LinuxCNC, get on their web site at linuxcnc.org and browse the forums. There is a
Jon Elson
May 29
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100373

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

USB may be your problem. I don't think LinuxCNC will work with it. All the USB drivers I have seen are for Mach3. You may find more help on the LinuxCNC forum:
Ron Thompson
May 29
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100372

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Hi Charlie: I have never used LinuxCNC, and though I am sure I could figure things out if I was physically there with the machine, I think I would not be of
Andy Wander
May 29
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100371

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Ron I am trying to run linuxcnc but have not been able to get the correct settings. Do you recommend adifferent software? Thanks for your reply. Would you
charlie79329
May 29
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100370

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Andy My machine is a chinese 30/60 , I think. The motots will lock up when I plug in the parrallel cable. I am useing linuxcnc and have bnot gotten the
charlie79329
May 29
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100369

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Drew The connection between controller and computer is parallel or preinter cable, same going from control box to machine. I got a photocopied booklet english
charlie79329
May 29
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100368

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

I am overwhelmed by the response.    I just ordered 3 stepper motor drivers as I had none extra.  I am trying to get something working and then tackle the
Charlie Brown N5TYI
May 29
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100367

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Is it a serial cable or a parallel cable? I don't know of any common serial interfaces to LinuxCNC, How many pins are on the cable? Serial is something like 8
Drew Rogge
May 26
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100366

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Yeah, where are you located? If you’re close to me, I’d be willing to come over and take a look. Andy Wander From: CAD_CAM_EDM_DRO@yahoogroups.com
Andy Wander
May 26
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100365

Re: I am learning but still so lost.

Well, I don't know much about LinuxCNC, but if your motors are locking up that means your drivers are working as they should. I have a 6040 router (among other
Ron Thompson
May 26
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100364

I am learning but still so lost.

I have a Chinese table top cnc machine.that have had it for a year and not been able to get it working. Did replace the ball nut on the x axis as it was
charlie79329
May 26
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100363

Re: Easy CNC Guides Needed

This will help: http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCCNCGCodeCourse.htm http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCCNCGCodeCourse.htm
mrehmus
Feb 14
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