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Raspberry Pi Wifi Remote-controlled gcode sender

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:14 am
by pmodiano
I decided to liberate my laptop from my basement, where my loud, dusty Shapeoko resides. So I set out to build a solution that would combine my Arduino/gbrl with a WiFi-enabled, RDP-enabled Raspberry Pi to create a single solution allowing me to remote into my Shapeoko from anywhere in my house with computer or tablet. I also set out to document my project.

Part 1: http://machinesonthemind.blogspot.com/2 ... grade.html

Part 2: http://machinesonthemind.blogspot.com/2 ... de_23.html

More is to come shortly!

Paul.

Re: Raspberry Pi Wifi Remote-controlled gcode sender

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:52 am
by WillAdams
Very cool!

I worry about remote operation though --- w/ my luck, the first time I did it, the bit would work loose, dig into the spoil board and sit there and spin until it started a fire --- you'll also add a webcam so that you can keep an eye on it?

Re: Raspberry Pi Wifi Remote-controlled gcode sender

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:37 pm
by bobt
Add a Raspberry Pi camera they are only $25.00 and you can look at your machine anytime.

Bob

Re: Raspberry Pi Wifi Remote-controlled gcode sender

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:49 pm
by pmodiano
Will / Bob,

I bought the Raspberry Pi camera, with this thought in mind. The problem is it has a short ribbon cable that attaches to the raspberry pi. So if I want to go that route, I need to keep the R-Pi with camera right next to, and travelling with the tool. This means a long USB cable to the Arduino/grbl controller. Another issue is that I have no knowledge of how capturing and sending video live over wifi will impact the XRDP and the gcode sender. Maybe I need another dedicated raspberry Pi? Maybe I should use an inexpensive but completely separate monitoring system?

I need to give this video idea more thought...

Paul.