This is the program that runs on your computer and lets you control the machine.
You have two options to choose from:
1- Ground Control
- Compatible with Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux OS - No internet connection is needed to run it
2- Web Control
- Compatible with Raspberry pi only - Machine is controlled via web browser over wifi - No internet connection is needed
Both systems will properly calibrate and run the machine.
Please, scroll down to see the instructions for your operating system.
- Download the latest Windows version from HERE and save it to your computer.
- Extract the compressed file .zip
- To launch Ground Control navigate into the containing folder and click --->[Launch Ground Control.bat]
- Download the latest Mac version from HERE choose the .dmg file and save it to your computer.
- Double-click the DMG file to open it and you’ll see a finder window, then just drag the application’s icon to your applications folder and you’re done.
- Launch Ground Control by right clicking the icon in your applications folder and selecting [Open]
Download the latest Raspberry image from HERE and save it to your computer.
Extract the compressed file .zip
Unzip the image and install it to an sd card like any other Raspberry Pi image
Configure your WiFi by editing webcontrolcnc-wpa-supplicant.txt on the root of the flashed card when using it like a thumb drive
Boot the Pi from the card
If your network is in range, the Pi will connect to it, and WebControl will be available at http://<ip address>:5000. Look in your router's settings for the IP address.
If your network isn't in range, the Pi will create its own, named "webcontrolcnc", with the password "raspberry". WebControl will be available at http://192.168.50.1:5000/
Original developer repo Here
- Replace the version number with the latest release...
- Autostart (systemd)
- To run WebControl automatically on startup for a Linux-based machine, it is recommended to create a service:
- Save file using Ctrl-X/Yes
|sudo cp webcontrol.service /etc/systemd/system
|sudo systemctl start webcontrol.service
- Try to reach webcontrol using your browser.
- To debug, try:
|sudo systemctl status webcontrol
- When it works, then type:
|sudo systemctl enable webcontrol.service
See for more details: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/usage/systemd.md
Docker & Kubernetes
- Pull the docker image from inzania/web-control using the armv7 or amd64 tag.
- Mount a data/config volume at /root/.WebControl
- Expose port 5000
- Run with privileged: true security context for USB access.
Open your web browser to localhost:5000 (or use the IP address of your device).
|IMPORTANT - Make sure your computer has "power and sleep" settings set to off to avoid USB disconnections.
- Download the ready-to-cut sled file from HERE
- Open Ground Control, go to [Actions]----->[Open File]----->and select the downloaded file [Sled.nc]
NOTE - Gound Control is optimized for touch screen devices, which means you will navigate/open your local folders/files with one mouse click/touch instead two as you would normally do.
- You should see the sled ready to be cut, to reposition it on the board (if wanted), make click where you want it to be and hold the button down until a menu pops up, then select [Set Home]
- To start cutting press [>]
Remove it from the plywood and install the hardware.
- You will need to cut the holding tabs to remove it from the plywood.
- Do not cut the tabs holding the centerpiece just yet, you will need it to center the router and screw the base down.
- Leave the router bit you used to cut out this sled chucked up in your router.
- Place the router bit through the center hole (red arrow) to ensure a perfect alignment then screw the base down.
- Remove the router from its base and knock out the central puck which is held in place with thin tabs.
- Re-insert the router back into the base.
- Use the other bigger holes to align the ring (green arrows).
- Attach the bricks.
CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MASLOW CNC IS FULLY ASSEMBLED!!!!