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Kelly

Hey guys!
I am working on my cnc mill project finally! I ran into a little snag that i did not plan on. I am having some problem finding some software to load onto the arduino that will run the gcode generated in inscape with the gcodetools plugin. could you help me out with some code and/or software?  Thank you so much for your time. I will be posting some pictures and videos of the project soon!

Thanks again!

Kelly

Also i forgot to mention i tried the Linuxcnc and as i mentioned inkscape. I did not have much luck with ether.

Grumpy_Mike

I have some code at
http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/CNC_Conversion.html
Bit it will need minor updating to run with the latest arduino IDE

Kelly

i think this is my bad, the problem im having is i dont have any software on my computer that will send the arduino gcode. I am needing the software that will send the arduino the gcode i have and then i need code for the arduino to read the gcode and drive the steppers

Chagrin

Mike's page does say that he has software (written for Processing) that feeds the Arduino the Gcode.

For other Arduino firmware that reads Gcode take a look at: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Firmware

For something comparable to Mike's Processing-based code try: http://replicat.org/

Grumpy_Mike

Yes that software is on the site as well. It is written in the language called Processing so will run on any platform. It is all in the software bundle you can download.

Kelly


Yes that software is on the site as well. It is written in the language called Processing so will run on any platform. It is all in the software bundle you can download.


I am looking it over now thank you.

Kelly


Mike's page does say that he has software (written for Processing) that feeds the Arduino the Gcode.

For other Arduino firmware that reads Gcode take a look at: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Firmware

For something comparable to Mike's Processing-based code try: http://replicat.org/



Thank you for the information I have been working with the reprap software i have got it all set up with the arduino and connected. The problem i seam to be having is that i cant find a good program that will produce gcode. I am using inkscape but every time I use that code there tends to be a coding error. Any thoughts on that?

Grumpy_Mike

What sort of errors?
I have used Inkscape with a Gcode plug in to convert text into Gcode for engraving. However it does produce some gcodes that are not implemented by a lot of rep rap controllers?
If you look at the Processing section of my site I have some Gcode generators and viewers for PCB engraving.

Kelly


What sort of errors?
I have used Inkscape with a Gcode plug in to convert text into Gcode for engraving. However it does produce some gcodes that are not implemented by a lot of rep rap controllers?
If you look at the Processing section of my site I have some Gcode generators and viewers for PCB engraving.


I think you are right.... I think ink scape just produces some code that is not processed by the reprap code

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