Makelangelo 6 development : join us!

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  • #21520
    Avatarleloup
    Participant

    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.

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    #21661
    DanDan
    Keymaster

    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!

    #21670
    AvatarMiguel Sanchez
    Participant

    Looking forward to watching the new version in action.

    #21673
    Avatarbirrelln
    Participant

    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

    #21676
    DanDan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #21813
    Avatarecogeeco
    Participant

    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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