Hello all. New CNC user here. Planning on purchasing a 12x30 Longmill soon, but getting my feet wet with a 3018 in the meantime.
Issues I have experienced so far:
gSender will not connect to machine unless machine USB is plugged into laptop before gSender is turned on. I have to restart gSender to get to the next step. I had to play with baud rates on both the com port and gSender to get gSender to see the machine. Totally normal.
Even after gSender shows “Connected GRBL” on the top left the work area says “disconnected” and I can’t do simple things like jog a stepper. Not sure where to go from here; I’ve tried adding tools and clicking around the app to try to find anything that would make sense to me.
I am expecting these issues to be 100% ME on a steep learning curve, but in the event that it isn’t would someone be willing to point out the obvious to me please? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, is there a WIKI for gSender for people like me?
Can gSender save a user’s specific profiles or setups for multiple machines? Could this be added to a later generation?
I’ll have to say the visual aesthetic of gSender is really nicely done. Some of the text on the buttons at the bottom of the work area could be a little bigger, but maybe a larger monitor would help out with that too.