Has anyone used Pronterface for controlling their MPCNC? I bought a new $35 Raspberry Pi 3 with built in WiFi. I would like to run the RAMPS from the Raspberry Pi, and remotely access it using VNC. After a few long nights and a Saturday, I have it all set up. The Pi can control the MPCNC using Pronterface, and I can access the Pi from any computer on my network, and I can even control it from my IPod. I can now untether my MPCNC from my PC and move it to the shop where I can make it as dirty as I want!!
I have no problem manually moving each axis of the CNC with Pronterface. But when I load G Code, I get this in the text window:
Loading file: C:\Users\Dave\Desktop\DogTagSnoopV3.g
Loaded C:\Users\Dave\Desktop\DogTagSnoopV3.g, 687 lines
0.00mm of filament used in this print
The print goes:
- from 0.00 mm to 0.00 mm in X and is 0.00 mm wide
- from 0.00 mm to 0.00 mm in Y and is 0.00 mm deep
- from 0.00 mm to 0.00 mm in Z and is 0.00 mm high
Estimated duration: 0 layers, 0:00:00
When I start it, it does nothing.
On the Pronterface web page it says it can run a CNC. I searched the internet and found some mention of this problem, but no answers. I found one post where someone said they found some CNC setting in Pronterface that fixed everything, but I can’t find anything like this. Has anyone used Pronterface for a CNC?