Joystick/keyboard jog Rambo w/dual end stops

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  • #99098

    Andrew
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    I’m sure this question has been beaten to death here, but I would love the ability to jog with either a joystick/game controller like I’ve seen with the estlcam controller or at least be able to use keyboard arrows for control.

    I am running the full size ramps with dual end stops.  I purchased all the parts here and have been very happy with the machine thus far!  I’ve been using the lcd display to control up until now.  Just set up a dedicated pc because I decided the lcd was a little clunky to use.  I have repetier host working, but using a mouse to jog over my workpiece is a bit of a pain.   I would like to be able to zero the machine on my workpiece without having to look back and forth at a screen….the lcd was almost easier lol!

    Anyone have any success with this?  Is there a better option for control software?

    Thanks in advance!

    #99128

    Kelly D
    Participant

    I don’t know that it’s been beaten to death but I do recall seeing it on here  couple of times in recent history. I can’t say if a solution surfaced because I was only partially interested so I didn’t read too deep into it. I’ll see if I can search it out. I find I have better luck searching this site using Google – just add v1engineering to the search string to focus in on this url. The built in search on the forum I’ve never had much luck with.

    #99132

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    My vote is always for V1Pi, I think it is a more correct way. As far as I know the plug in style are really trying to do things the firmware was not designed for (real time control).

    #99195

    Ian
    Participant

    I use straight up Octoprint with Octo-remote on my phone. In the Octoprint web interface I have created several terminal buttons that allow you to set and move co-ordinates, so I do that from the computer, then I use Octo-remote on my phone to do all the jogging that I need.

    It works very well.

    #99202

    Andrew
    Participant

    Thanks for the replies guys!

    I will look into both V1PI and octoprint tonight.

    Not sure what to do with this game controller I ordered thinking I could make it work with estlcam controller lol

    Before asking for help last night I tried connecting estlcam controller using Arduino mega and things went South fast……  Let’s just say I learned how to flash firmware for the first time…… Thank goodness Ryan has a walk through simple enough for a mook like myself on the website, otherwise I’ll be ordering another Rambo!

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