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    Raspberry Pi

    Hi i was just wondering if, it is possible to use the Mach 3 supported by the raspberry pi to operate a router cnc. I know this might be a stupid question (and i think it is) but a friend of mine told me that it is possible. I don't really know what to tell him, but i imagine that IF it is possible the movements of the CNC would jerk constantly. Can anyone anyone give me a feedback of what is the reality?

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    I doubt it.

    See some discussion at the link below that may be of interest:

    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/linuxc...y_pi_emc2.html

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Why not!
    The Raspberry PI is a computer, the question is how do you hook it up!

    We have a couple options here, to start you can connect the Raspberry PI to Arduino and load GRBL, connect the Drivers to the Arduino and start sending packets from Raspberry to Arduino using Octoprint or software you wrote as machine software.

    Alternately you can use the GPIO pins and connect to a DB25 controller, you'll still need machine software like Linux CNC but at least you won't have to worry about firmware (GRBL), some people are running EMC on the PI.

    Hope it helps,

    Rob

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    I volunteer as a raspberry pi beta tester. I just ordered 3 adafruit stepper motors and 3 easy driver boards.
    And I do own a raspberry pi

    I am willing to help any way that I can. I am about to build my first cnc machine so bear with me as I am learning.
    and yes I am aware of the date on this thread.

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Cool, lets us know how you make out. Would be a great cheap solution

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Anything ever come of using the Pi for CNC?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    it has been done with a pi and a ESS
    http://danielscnc.webs.com/

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    Quote Originally Posted by daniellyall View Post
    it has been done with a pi and a ESS
    So I'm super green. I have experience running CNC machines/robots but never designing drives & motion control. What is ESS? I've got a pi ordered (mostly to play with/learn) but was wondering if I could build a CNC plasma table and use the Pi for motion control.

    Where would I read about the Pi being used for such projects?

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    Re: Raspberry Pi

    ESS is Ethernet smooth stepper. My guess is Linux cnc sub forum would be the place if anyone is knowledgeable. I think there is a sub forum for that..

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    In case anyone is wondering, I'm the twin of the other gfacer on cnczone...

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