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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by FatGut, Dec 21, 2016.
MY experience as a first time introduction to the CNC world!
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Thank you for the kind words and also for the feedback on the software side of things. This is an area we are working to improve on moving forward
Still wanting to try out bCNC on this end
The software side is really only an issue if you chose as I did to use open software!
I used a raspberry pi with a pi alamode and a CNC shield. So for under $100.00 at the time and not having to use a computer was great! Getting it all to work together was a pain.
The software was raspbian "Jessie" with the arduino IDLE, Grbl, and BCNC. It certainly opened my eyes to how incredibly talented people who can code are. I also used the sketch up program for some small parts. It's is an ongoing process of trial and error, but hey that's what learning/making is all about.......
So true and I can promise that it will be getting better soon Keep up the great work looking forward to your first cuts!
I also have RPI3 with an alamode and a CNC shield v3. I have GRBL from zapmaker running and also have Universal Gcode Sender running but without the Visualizer. I really think that I would like bCNC but I am having trouble getting it going. I am getting a couplpe of errors at startup:
then I get this error when selecting the port:
I have installed python pyserial module several times. Any clues where to go now?
Never mind. Removed pyserial-3.2.1 and installed pyserial-2.7 and everything works perfect now. Thanks.