Re: Considering using Mach3 with ShapeOko
Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:38 pm
Thanks man, now i got the things cleared. Very helpfulWillAdams wrote:Please see: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Overview#Machine
also http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/SoftwareIt is able to move using [[Stepper Motors]] which are controlled by [[Stepper Drivers]] attached to a controlling system. In the past, this had to be a full-fledged computer system which ran a G-Code interpreter, attached via specialized hardware directly controlling the machine (e.g., Mach3 or LinuxCNC), instead a Shapeoko uses a [[Arduino|Microcontroller Microcontroller (an Arduino)]]) running [[Grbl] (a G-Code interpreter) attached to the machine via a [[gShield] and controlled by a computer system running a [[Communication / Control]] program such as [[Universal Gcode Sender]].