Just hid a post announcing the availability of one — the terms of service here are a bit nebulous, but thus far has tended towards no sales of stuff by participants.
A mentioning may be okay, esp. in response to a direct request, but probably a for sale announcement by someone directly involved or likely to profit thereby pretty much isn’t.
In this thread, I would like to invite everyone who uses something other than a Carbide Motion Controller to note what they use and why.
I will note a couple of things which I have seen used and make some notes (I may find the energy to keep this first topic up-to-date if it seems appropriate):
- EstlCAM — this is an interesting hybrid. It’s a CAM program, it’s a machine control program, it can also be a firmware, and it runs on pretty much any Arduino / stepper motor shield. At least one user @jimidi liked it enough to work up a dual-controller configuration: What’s better than ONE CM controller? Two of course
- Stepoko — the opensource option from Sparkfun — this is unique for alternative controllers in that it allows one to continue to use Carbide Create/Motion
- Gradus M1 Pro — got one of these for my Shapeoko 1 and it’s a neat board, w/ socketed stepper drivers which I prefer — on the wiki at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Gradus_M1_Pro