I’m impressed with the package in the box. Well organanized.

Putting it together took maybe 4 hours, half watching The Wire.

The x-axis screw is not fitting. I’m hoping the end is just ground incorrectly.

Nope. This has been a huge pain. They sent me the wrong screw. There are 8mm 4mm and 2mm pitch T8 rods. They have 1 2 and 4 starts to their threading. I have bought the maximal number of incorrect rods. I now have in posession the 4mm pitch rod I need. Figuring this out has set me back a month and another 30$. I am annoyed. There is a crack in the z-axis printed part. Epoxy should fix it. open up arduino serial monitor 115200 baud both NL & CR $$(view Grbl settings)$# (view # parameters)
$G (view parser state)$I (view build info)
$N (view startup blocks)$x=value (save Grbl setting)
$Nx=line (save startup block)$C (check gcode mode)
$X (kill alarm lock)$H (run homing cycle)
~ (cycle start)
! (feed hold)
? (current status)
ctrl-x (reset Grbl)


Hmm. LinuxCNC is more complicated than I thought. It seems installing it on my regular ubuntu 14.04 is not an option without a lot of dangerous futzing. Uses a real-time special kernel.

http://linuxcnc.org/docs/devel/html/code/building-linuxcnc.html

whenever it didn’t work i apt-get installed whatever was missing.

I also had to add a non redistributable when that error came up.

make

Two Control Guys. One in python one in java

https://github.com/vlachoudis/bCNC

https://github.com/winder/Universal-G-Code-Sender

Pycam and Blendercam do 3d models. Pycam appears to be defunct

http://pycam.sourceforge.net/

go to folder and make.

The website seems wrong. The links aren’t.

Build error

https://sourceforge.net/p/pycam/mailman/pycam-devel/

I added
#include <stddef.h>
to Edge.h.


http://blendercam.blogspot.com/

Pcb

https://github.com/pcb2gcode/pcb2gcode

Inkscape gcodetools.

https://github.com/cnc-club/gcodetools#gcodetools

https://www.norwegiancreations.com/2015/08/an-intro-to-g-code-and-how-to-generate-it-using-inkscape/

Openscam (now called camotics?) is a path simulator.

http://jscut.org/

S1000 sets the spindle speed

M3 turns spindle on

M5 turns off

even 0.2 depth is a little deep

home. reset

turn on the spindle