G-Code Senders

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Here are some programs that let you send G-Code to our CNC router.

Temporary Notice

This page right now serves as a documentation point for making our CNC router controllable via the network.

Once we tried different pieces of software and decided for one, this page will serve as a documentation point for how to use this software.

The installation scripts are hosted on GitHub

Commands to Avoid

In order to avoid errors with our WorkBee CNC router and some senders, the code should currently not contain:

Software Options

Using Your Own Computer

Univeral GCode Sender (Cross Platform)

Universal GCode Sender is a Java Program which was tested successfully with our CNC Router. If you decide to use it, please use the nigthly ("some what stable ugs classic interface").
Documentation and downloads can be found on their Website.

bCNC

This has its own page: bCNC

Other Options

The Grbl-Wiki provides an overview of GCode senders.

Using the Attached Raspberry Pi (CNCjs)

We have a dedicated Raspberry Pi attached to the CNC Router. It provides web based interfacing with the CNC Router.

CNCJs is accessible on "http://comakingcnc:8080"
In order to save some settings, we had to create a user, so now you have to log in to CNCJs using these credentials:
User: CoMakingSpace
Password: cnc
A more detailed usage Guide will follow soon. So far, you can read their user guide or their wiki.
Relatively straight forward, important:
1. Reset
2. Home
3. unlock

Pro

  • Support for continuing the job after a non-supported command (can be activated in settings)
  • Camera support

Con

  • after closing the browser window while a job is running, you can not get back (but the job continues)