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    The latest EMC2 build seems to be almost turn key as far as software goes. I messed with an early version of EMC2 and the Hal aspect had me dragging my feet. I tried to get a Mesa 5120 up and running with the old EMC2 but ran into several problems before I had some med issues get in the way of further garage play.

    Recently I picked up a G540 and thought I'd finally get my livingroom JGRO running. All the mechanicals have been nearly done, but the controls and steppers were dead in the water (over a years worth). Shuddering at the thought of more computerized pain, I burned the latest copy to CD and installed it to the JGRO computer. I admit, I drug my feet. I shouldn't have. All I can say is WOW, this is free software?

    You guys have made some real advances!

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    MrWild -

    Any tips or config files for the JGRO? I have yet to set up my HobbyCnc board
    (with the 305 steppers).

    I've been dragging my feet on this also...

    Thanks



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    Yeah it certainly has come a long way, I remember doing much the same, I also had many problems with my router, once they were reslolved I was nervous about the learning curve to install EMC but it was about as easy as it gets, I had my servo drives up and running in about 10 minutes using stepconf and my router has pretty much kept that config since then, now I don't even think about it, make some G-code and use it.

    Oh yeah I had some "interesting" things happen while I learned how to setup the home/limit switches, you need to be careful when you rapid to position after homing, make sure it is in the right direction and not further into the limit switch I can't really blame EMC for that one though, lol

    All I can say now is to make sure the estop is working before anything else

    You have a JGRO in your living room ? ... some people have all the luck

    Cheers.

    Russell.



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    Cool thing in the 2.3 version when it comes out is the ability to set the final move speed... This really helps when setting up to be able to set a real slow speed so you can hit the e-stop before you hit the hard stop... as well as a zillion other cool things.

    John



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