Communication/Control Software Poll

What Communication / Control software do/will you use?

Carbide Motion Machine Control Software
35
21%
GrblGru
3
2%
Universal G-Code Sender
54
33%
Grbl Controller
9
5%
bCNC
13
8%
LinuxCNC
1
1%
EstlCAM
2
1%
ChiliPeppr (internet required)
29
17%
Easel (internet required)
7
4%
Other (please specify)
13
8%
 
Total votes: 166

WillAdams
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by WillAdams » Sat May 02, 2015 9:59 am

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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by SmokyRick » Sat May 02, 2015 10:53 am

I use the Universal GCode Sender. It was the one on the instructions when I built the S2.
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by Woodworker » Sat May 02, 2015 1:13 pm

I thought that was what this was all about. :D
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by cvoinescu » Sat May 02, 2015 4:38 pm

Okay, I don't see why it makes a difference to the intent of the poll -- you count ChiliPeppr and Easel as a vote for "internet required", and everything else as a vote for "no internet required", and spelling it out should not make a difference -- but I put it back, because it was not polite of me to barge in and edit Will's poll.
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by chamnit » Sat May 02, 2015 5:15 pm

@cvoinescu : Will solved this issue by starting a new poll based on this question. I don't think matters what this poll says at this point. Thanks though.

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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by WillAdams » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:22 am

Two new programs to try:

- https://github.com/cody82/grblgui
- https://github.com/Denvi/grblControl

Anything else we need to find?
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by grep » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:03 am

Thanks Will, GRBLcontrol looks neat!

I just tried to use it but it looks like Grbl doesn't finish booting, because when I try to jog, nothing happens. If i close it and open Universal G-code Sender, the CNC moves fine.

Any suggestion? :|

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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by cvoinescu » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:16 am

grep wrote:I just tried to use it but it looks like Grbl doesn't finish booting, because when I try to jog, nothing happens. If i close it and open Universal G-code Sender, the CNC moves fine.

Any suggestion
The wrong baud rate setting can cause that. The correct setting for GRBL 0.9x with the default configuration is 115,200.
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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by grep » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:43 am

Thanks, but it´s set up at 115200. (It´s the same in UGS afaik). Is anyone getting it to work? I'm on Linux Mint Rafaela. I'm in the dialout group already (same for UGS also). I don't have to compile anything right, just download the tar.gz, extract and double click on grblctrl? Is it possible i have some dependencies/librairies missing? Thanks.

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Re: Communication/Control Software Poll

Post by Estlcam » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:38 am

Hi Will,

can you add Estlcam to the poll?



Compared to GRBL it has some additional features like Xbox360 gamepad support and feed override.

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