21430Re: [turbocnc] run turboCNC via usb?
- Nov 4, 2013I may do that at some point, but the project is not really in a very useful state right now. I might consider collaboration via private Git/SVN repo though if anyone is particularly interested in pushing development forward.The software would drive GRBL on an Arduino, that is what I started with. I'm using Pololu stepper carrier boards though, so I switched to a Sanguinololu control board. Since GRBL wants the outputs all on the same microcontroller port and the Sanguinololu maps pins differently, I'm using firmware that is designed to work with the sanguinololu ( http://reprap.org/wiki/Sanguinololu ) instead. I think they are GRBL derivatives with additions to put the board's hardware under gcode control and control an extruder nozzle temperature (the board is aimed at 3D printers).On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM, toolznglue <toolznglue@...> wrote:
Hi, David:If you wish, you can provide your code to registered users only.Simply zip your files into one encrypted compressed file and upload it to this group. Use the “usual password” that encodes the source that Dave provides. If you do that, all users who have licensed the product - like me - will be able to download decrypt, and unzip your files into something that’s compliable. Others will be able to download your files, but will find themselves unable to unzip them.Your work may be a good starting point for a Mac compatible version.Whose hardware are you using with your system? Arduino with GRBL?I believe that there are a few files like that already on in our files area.Jerry JankuraModerator - Turbocnc Yahoo GroupSo many toys…. So little time ….On Nov 4, 2013, at 9:30 AM, David Knaack <davidknaack@...> wrote:I am not sure what sort of processor you are looking for. I started with the TurboCNC 4.01 code and compiled it with Delphi 7. Then removed step generation code. Instead it sends simplified GCode to the serial port to be run by an external board (I am using a sanguinololu running either Teacup or Marlin). The purpose is to allow me to use full-featured gcode (with arcs, variables, loops, tool changes, etc) with processors that take very simple gcode (like what 3D printers are using).It's a work in progress. I haven't worked on it recently. Right now it handles straight moves, but I need to add support for converting arcs to lines. I could use a firmware that supports arcs, but most of them don't do that, so I get more options by only using straight moves.The problem with it is that TurboCNC code is not free, so the code for my program must remain closed until I rewrite all the TCNC parts.
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