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Discussion in 'Control Software' started by Crisbeau, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Crisbeau

    Crisbeau New

    Jan 29, 2019
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    Just found this amazing place. Can the control software be used to program various stepper motors for repetitive pick and place and or simple precise x-y maneuvers without a CNC drawing loaded? Wanting to automate a process in my facility. My thanks for any consideration to my question.
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Project Maker Builder Resident Builder

    Mar 1, 2017
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    Sure, you can hand-code basic GCODE to load from file: Grbl supports a subset of the LinuxCNC standard, so LinuxCNC "G-Code" Quick Reference comes in handy

    G0 for rapid positioning moves
    G1/2/3 for controlled moves
    M3/M5 to turn the spindle output on/off (maybe to use with solenoids)
    M8/M9 to turn the coolant output on/off (maybe to use with solenoids)

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