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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by FatGut, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. FatGut

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  2. Mark Carew

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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 :thumbsup:
    Still wanting to try out bCNC on this end
     
  3. FatGut

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    Mark,

    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.......
     
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    So true and I can promise that it will be getting better soon :) Keep up the great work looking forward to your first cuts!
     
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    FatGut,

    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:

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    then I get this error when selecting the port:

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    I have installed python pyserial module several times. Any clues where to go now?
     

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    Never mind. Removed pyserial-3.2.1 and installed pyserial-2.7 and everything works perfect now. Thanks.
     

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