May 2, 2019 at 10:09 pm #99098
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!May 3, 2019 at 7:50 am #99128
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.May 3, 2019 at 8:28 am #99132
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).May 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm #99195
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.May 3, 2019 at 5:58 pm #99202
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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