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CNC xPro & 'grbl Controller' (Zapmaker) software incompatibilities?

Discussion in 'Controller Boards' started by Chillimonster, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Chillimonster

    Chillimonster Journeyman
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    While i wait for my kit to be delivered i'm going to be 'playing' with software options to control the CNC xPro.

    Originally i was going to run a PC in the workshop but thought about using a raspberry Pi (Connected to a monitor, with keyboard and mouse) due to size etc.

    I notice that GRBL controller is not recommended for the CNC xPro on the Ooznest Site - is this still the case - what are the issues running this combo?

    If thats a no-go what are the alternatives for a self contained solution (No internet in workshop)?

    I used to use Mach3 on my Stepcraft, but as that is not compatible..........

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. John Meikrantz

    John Meikrantz Veteran
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    My two favorites right now are bCNC and cnc.js. I have a similar setup with Raspberry Pi in the workshop connected to control CNC.

    GitHub - cheton/cnc.js: CNC.js is a web-based CNC milling controller for the Arduino running GRBL.
    vlachoudis/bCNC: GRBL CNC command sender, autoleveler and g-code editor
     
  3. Chillimonster

    Chillimonster Journeyman
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    Thanks John

    The Pi route makes sense as i have quite a few of them as i use them in my Arcade machines and they are small, and rock solid in use, and dont want a big power hungry PC serving the CNC machine when i can 'get away' with something smaller.
     

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