How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

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How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

Post by sdumond » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:54 pm

Well I finally got the hello world and everything worked great. Now my next mountain to climb is the software. I guess we only have 3 programs that send G code to the tinyg. Chili peppr, TGFX, or cool therm. Where I have the machine there is no Internet connection. That only leaves 2 programs and TGFX has been discontinued. Cool therm is real primitive. Have I made a bad choice going with tinyg? Is there anything else out there that communicates with tinyg? I guess they just assume everyone has Internet in their shop.

Thank you for your help
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Re: Software

Post by cmcta82 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:09 pm

You can use chilipeppr offline, in github page you can find how to do that

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Re: Software

Post by cmcgrath5035 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:08 pm

What OS do you use?

Linux putty&plink workwell, I would guess there are MAC based equivalents.

But, if you consider CoolTerm primative, then these won't impress you.

If you are Windows based, your could try JCNC. It worked well a year or so ago, I have not lookedsince.
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Re: Software

Post by dagert » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:32 am

I've been using gcode-sender from the Chrome web store. It implements a simple Gui that I find intuitive.

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Post by sdumond » Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:45 pm

I would love to put chilipeppr on so I could access offline, but I looked at the wiki on how to do it and it is over my head. Can anyone in layman's terms explain step by step how to do this?

I appreciate all the help I can get.

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Re: Software

Post by sdumond » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:47 am

Can anyone please tell me how to put chili peppr on my laptop without tying on to the internet? I am kind of in a bind as I can only get internet at the house and not at the shop.

Any body that can help me would really be appreciated.

It tells in the wiki how to do it, but I cannot understand it.

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How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

Post by WillAdams » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:04 am

Maybe a more descriptive subject will help.
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Re: How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

Post by sdumond » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:41 pm

Thank you for changing the subject line.

By the way, I am using windows 7.

Thank you again! I would be in trouble without your help.

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Re: How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

Post by WillAdams » Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:16 pm

It might help also if you'd:

- post the link to the wiki page you found
- post the text of the instructions
- write up your understanding of them, your efforts to follow them, and where things break down at.
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Re: How to run ChiliPepr w/o internet (was Re: Software)

Post by lordmundi » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:24 pm

I never noticed that John had those offline instructions. Seems like someone would just need to go through them and make a zip or tarball of all the files needed to make it offline (wget might be able to do this pretty easily in a script) and then share that for folks to use as a sort of offline snapshot. I suppose it could even be automated to be nightly snapshots.

One reason I would really like to have offline access is not so much because it is offline (John really likes the fact that the software is live and easily updated - and I do too!), but because if I spent a couple of days to get a cut exactly the way I want it and need to do a large job, I want to freeze that software that I know works and run that for the duration of the job so that I know it won't get changed out from under me and possibly have a change in behavior (or a bug) while I'm doing my large job.

Anyhow, seems like a nightly offline snapshot version might be useful for some folks.

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