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BlackBox with Custom "NON" OB design

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by BillyBob, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. BillyBob

    BillyBob Well-Known
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    So far, I am loving this Blackbox.. I am not using one of OB standard layouts, it is custom therefor I have set up my own custom parameters, X/Y/Z Axis size, travel rate etc....

    Question is: Can I save this configuration in the drop down choices? I hit the save icon in GRBL and it shows saved, and reboot, but not sure if it is saving it for the next session? Where can I find details so that I can learn more.

    Thanks
    Bob
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    The dropdown just populates the form for you with defaults for our machines. It then send it to Grbl when you hit save. Its not saved in application, its stored on chip, on the controller

    So, no you cannot save it to the dropdown, because you dont have to
     
  3. David the swarfer

    David the swarfer OpenBuilds Team
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    If you want to save the settings as a backup to make setting up a new controller easy then go to the terminal ('serial console' in CONTROL) and give the $$ command. All of the controller settings with be dumped to the terminal (all the $0=,,, $1= etc stuff) and you can copy and paste that to a text file.
     
  4. BillyBob

    BillyBob Well-Known
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    Ah okay... Love this controller, just wish there was more documentation for it... The wiki is very basic cursory stuff. Thanks.
     
  5. BillyBob

    BillyBob Well-Known
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    Awesome thank you.
     
  6. David the swarfer

    David the swarfer OpenBuilds Team
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    There are >2 sets of documentation:
    this is the stuff about the Blackbox itself
    OpenBuilds BlackBox 4X Documentation

    and this is about the firmware it runs (GRBL)
    gnea/grbl

    and then there are the many GUI's for it, each with their own set of documentation. However, OpenbuildsCONTROL is still too new to have a lot of docs so really all the asnwers here on the forums ARE the docs..
     

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