TinyG/g2core support now in Universal G-Code Sender

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TinyG/g2core support now in Universal G-Code Sender

Postby AnonymousPerson » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 am

Just a small heads up. :)

Universal G-Code Sender (UGS) are adding support for TinyG and g2core.

It's in the automatic nightly builds as of a few days ago.

I've been testing it with my Shapeoko 3 upgraded to g2core (version 100.26), cutting PCI expansion slot brackets out of aluminium sheet, and it's working decently.

Homing and jogging works, streaming G-Code files works, the 3D Visualiser is working on Win7 (tested). The Visualiser doesn't seem to work on CentOS 7 (Linux), but everything else seems to.

Some notes so far:

  • UGS is suitable for running on a desktop or laptop, directly driving the CNC machine. That's how I've been using it.
  • Doesn't seem to work well over remote connections. eg trying to run UGS on a Raspberry Pi 3 (connected to the CNC machine), with a desktop/laptop trying to view UGS remotely. This is not something I've tested personally, but was reported by other testers.
  • With g2core, use build 100.26 for now. There's a bug in the current development version of g2core (101.03) with machine state reporting that mucks up UGS. That should be fixed somewhat soonish anyway. ;)
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Re: TinyG/g2core support now in Universal G-Code Sender

Postby AnonymousPerson » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm

Cutting sheet steel also works. :)

This is from today, in 0.75mm steel I had handy (don't remember what sort).

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0.75mm steel
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When mounted on the network card it's for:

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0.75mm steel mounted
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Aluminium one (from yesterday) on the left side:

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alum and steel brackets
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So, yeah. UGS seems to be working well enough with g2core for actual use. :)
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