I am new to the longmill. I have been doing 3D design for years and have experience with a small CNC 2418 I bought to route PCB boards for my electronics hobby.
Got my longmill several weeks ago. It was easy to assemble and worked pretty good from the start. Since then I have realigned, adjusted, tweaked basically everything I have found here. So far so good. Just need to get the feeds/speeds down.
I have a small HP netbook, 2gb ram that would run linux that worked perfectly with the 2418 running bCNC. I had many issues with UGS. I hooked this up to the longmill and it works perfectly there. I had to search but found some code to make the 3 axis probe work from a macro button. Anyone having issues with UGS should try bCNC.
I haven’t tried routing a PCB on the longmill yet, but have a larger board in mind to try.
Thank you all for the information. It really helped me through the minor / major issues. As I learn, I will post. Thank you again and Happy Holidays.