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Setting up LinuxCNC with S3XXL

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:59 am
by dehoffma
Hi Guys, trying Linux for the first time, how do I set up LinuxCNC for an S3XXL? any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Re: Setting up LinuxCNC with S3XXL

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:35 am
by WillAdams
My understanding is that LinuxCNC is a direct hardware control thing for a stepper driver control board connected via a parallel port.

If LinuxCNC has a facility to control machines over a serial connection using USB sending G-Codes, then it may be workable --- see:

- https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php ... terpreters
- https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php ... _/_Control
- https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/EMC2

Re: Setting up LinuxCNC with S3XXL

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:42 pm
by dehoffma
Thanks Will,

You've helped me before, thanks again, so is there a way to use a parallel port with my stock machine? would that be a better option?

Re: Setting up LinuxCNC with S3XXL

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:05 pm
by CrazyBillybob
To use the Stock machine with LinuxCNC via the Parallel port you would need to replace the Arduino/GRBL shield with a different set of Stepper drivers. This Website has lists the LinuxCNC supported Hardware http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.p ... d_Hardware The Long and the Short of it is you can reuse the mechanicals and the Steppers but the control logic has to change.

Good Luck,
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