• leloup
    January 3, 2019 at 01:14 #21520

    Has anyone made any progress towards getting Makelangelo to run on a Raspberry Pi? This was something I was hoping would be possible years ago when I bought my robot but browsing the forum I don’t see any posts on this topic more recent than 2016 and at that time it didn’t appear to be a possibility.

    The other option I’m wondering about is to run the robot wirelessly from a computer. Anything that would mean it doesn’t have to be physically connected to my laptop.

    Admin edit: changed title of thread

    Dan
    January 21, 2019 at 12:49 #21661

    I am currently looking at using a Wemos D1 for the next motherboard. It has wifi built in so it will be able to run with one less wire. I would not run completely wireless because the motors use a lot of power.

    I am just back from winter vacation and I’m going to order the parts today. This is now the official thread for the next edition!

    Miguel Sanchez
    January 22, 2019 at 02:02 #21670

    Looking forward to watching the new version in action.

    birrelln
    January 22, 2019 at 08:43 #21673

    Neat. Wi-fi would be great!

    I recently used a NodeMCU for a project which is similar to the Wemos D1. Is there a shield that will make hooking up the stepper drivers to the Wemos easy? It seems it will be non-trivial and possibly a spaghetti of wires getting everything hooked up.

    It’s hard to beat the plug and play simplicity of the all-in-one boards like the Rumba or MKS Gen-L.

    -Nate

    Dan
    January 22, 2019 at 15:25 #21676

    The D1 and a v3 CNC shield for UNO cost about $10 USD, which will mean I can offer free shipping on all future orders. (shwing!)

    I know @miguel Sanchez got it to work. My challenge is
    (a) to do it in a way that is easy to build, say, 50 at a time.
    (b) to support the code for this and the v5 and the v3.

    ecogeeco
    February 3, 2019 at 19:29 #21813

    Wireless would be a cool feature. I would love to follow the build when you start sharing. I would be glad to test build it on my end too.

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