EleksMaker EleksMill CNC Software link issue
Here is the source code to build Candle.
Sebastianeng; you do not have to compile the software unless you want to change something, it is available for using directly.
Candle link is e.g. https://github.com/Denvi/Candle/releases
BUT ... for it to work you need to have grbl 1.1 firmware.
You can get that from various sites, one is https://github.com/gnea/grbl/releases.
You have to load the grbl 1.1 to the nano in the controller using a special software, called X-loader. It is also on many sites, one is http://www.hobbytronics.co.uk/arduino-xloader
Please notice that you can not use the EleksMaker firmware utility as it has grbl 0.9 and that does not work well with Candle.
When all this is in place you have to configure the firmware according to your machine, you might have to reverse the direction of the Z-axis and you also have to adjust the step parameters for the X/Y/Z axis (the 8mm screw has 8mm pitch so it needs parameters $100, $101 and $102 to be 400, see e.g. the http://www.prusaprinters.org/calculator/).
All the best,
T2Laser has Grbl 1.1 built it, you can use it to flash the firmware and also set the corrects steps per mm (just click the EleksMill option in the setting menu). It will generate 3D code for the CNC or do multi-pass cutting with depth per pass settings and more.
@vilhjsig hi! I have try to flash but got a error from xloader
@Draidel why you use xloader, why you use corexy?
@Draidel did you specify 'Nano' as the device?
It is sometimes better to lower the baud rate from the default 115200 to 57600.
If you have the correct hex file in the top field, choose device as Nano (not the default Uno) chooce the correct serial port and speed 57600 all should be OK.
You don't need xloader with T2Laser as it uses AVRDude which is the same method xloader uses, but here are the correct settings:
i'm just waiting for my machine in few days …
What about your experience ?
Which software do you use ?
For what i need, i just want to mill the holes of components, cut the board
of PCB … If i can make a logo with laser, super !
What do you think i need ?
@Franck T2Laser but some may say I am biased.