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Estlcam V11 - Pendant

Discussion in 'Control Software' started by Anthony Bolgar, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Anthony Bolgar

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    I recently bought Estlcam V11 and am very happy with it. I am using an Atmega2560 board, running the estlcam controller firmware as it allows for 8 inputs and 8 outputs to control a variety of peripherals. He has also developed a pendant for use with the system, hard to find on his web site, you need to translate the site using google chrome to find it. It is a nice addition to my OX, I will post a pic once mine is finished.
     
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    I had looked at it too. I found that he became greedy as he became successful. When he started it had cost $40 (US :() now that people like it he raised the price to $60 (US :().
     
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    Beyond the fact it's easily worth twice what he's asking, increasing the price as features are added or improved would hardly be considered greed.
     
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  4. Anthony Bolgar

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    The flexibility of the controller along with the ease of use and rich feature set make it worth every penny in my opinion.
     
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    And you can use it for free with little feature limitation. I am now trying it out, once I figure it all out - and if I like it - I will gladly pay the $60. I like that I can import an STL and mill it. I can buy small ABS and acrylic pieces (easily glued) for $1 per pound out of the scrap bin at Tap Plastics. I find it much faster to mill a small part from a Thingiverse STL than to 3D print it. It is also nearly 10x cheaper per pound as long as you optimize your cuts.:thumbsup:
     
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    The only feature limitation I have seen on the trial version is a short time delay that he has built in.
     
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    While I have your attention, I noticed something weird when I set it up. On GRBL Panel I had my drivers (DQ542MA) set at 1/8 microstepping and that was used for calculating my steps/mm settings for GRBL panel. Everything was spot on after calibration. When I switched to Estlcam, I had to tell the software that I was using 1/16 even though my drivers were still physically set to 1/8 or it would only go half the distance I commanded it. It seems weird.
     

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