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Is anybody running Mach 4 on a GRBL machine??
« on: October 18, 2015, 03:11:19 PM »
I've been running Mach 3 on a older router and would like to use Mach 4 on another CNC router I have that's controlled by a Ardrino Uno loaded with GRBL firmware. Short of ditching the Ardrino and replacing it with a smoothstepper or another USB board of some type, can Mach 4 address the GRBL board?
Re: Is anybody running Mach 4 on a GRBL machine??
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 03:34:36 PM »
GRBL is software that runs on the Arduino (and a few other platforms) and performs the
CNC controller function starting from G code. It will not function as a plug-in device under
Mach3 or Mach4. It may be possible to code a program running on an Arduino to work
with Mach3 or Mach4, but it would not be GRBL.

I've been running Mach 3 on a older router and would like to use Mach 4 on another CNC router I have that's controlled by a Ardrino Uno loaded with GRBL firmware. Short of ditching the Ardrino and replacing it with a smoothstepper or another USB board of some type, can Mach 4 address the GRBL board?
Steve Stallings
www.PMDX.com