juanmol
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i've the hardware, i need help with the code (miniCNC 3axis)

Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:21 pm

Hi, i'm sure you had seen http://automate-everything.blogspot.com ... i-cnc.html. I'm trying to do a 3-axis cnc with the same hardware. I've build all the structure (3 steppers, no laser), have the 3xL9110s dual bridges, the raspberrypi, the power supply ... now i need the software!. Reading:
1- make a design in InkScape - OK
2- Export it to GCodes - A half
3- Use a software to engrave it - FAIL!!

May anyone help me, please?

MrGreg
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Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: i've the hardware, i need help with the code (miniCNC 3a

Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:45 pm

@ 2.
See
http://www.cnc-club.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35

This works well, although Inkscape EXtreeeeeeemly slow on a Pi. So you might want to generate your gcode on something a bit quicker

@3.
Contacting the original author(s) would seem the best bet first. I note there is no comments/questions on link page.
There are proven and working cnc solutions for RPi
Eg
This, obviously
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 37&t=33809

Perhaps less obviously. and not as good, but simple and works
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 74#p272674

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