This is my first post in the forum and I just had to express my thanks to you Ryan for your innovative and inexpensive design. After years of searching for an affordable CNC, you answered the call with not just a CNC but with a multi-tool machine. I knew you would win the innovation contest back in July when I voted for your project. You made us proud.
I purchased the CNC bundle from this site and 3D printed the assembly parts. It took me a few weeks but I finally completed the assembly and had a blast doing it! I’m ready to start testing. I installed Arduino software to my Macbook. I plugged in power to the RAMPS board and plugged the Arduino board USB to the Macbook but it could not detect it. I figured the Arduino board might be generic so I searched and tried installing a driver I found at https://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=261375.0
Now the Macbook detects the board but Pronterface or Repetier was not able to connect. I tried all the ports the new driver made available but it didn’t work. I could try my very old Windows XP laptop that I have stored in a closet somewhere but I use my newer Macbook on my 3D printer all the time so I never bothered.
I guess I could try looking for other Mac drivers but I was wondering if anyone had any luck on a Mac.
If not, I guess it won’t be a problem if I buy the Smart LCD controller. Am I correct in assuming I won’t need to connect with a computer at all as long as I have the LCD controller?