After more than a little apprehension, a controller replacement from Jorge(He really is a good egg!), and several unsuccessful attempts today, I finally have a second controller functioning with EstlCam! I can jog the machine in EstlCam meaning no more Bootloader blockage! My nerves are in need of a recharge, though the final success of this stumbling point is quite sweet! I still have to set up all the defaults for the XXL in Estlcams array…so any and all help will be greatly appreciated-as it will give me more time for sorting out the controller switching!
That said, In the interim I have still been sorting out a proper switch to route the chosen controller to the motors and switches of the Shapeoko… Suitables switch contacts are proving to be problem some of them need to deal with more current than I can find, At this point my plan is to make up a long shaft with cams to activate 3 position(on1 off on2) DPDT sliding switches-but I have not yet found suitable switches economically. I am finding it surprisingly difficult to find inexpensive 24Vdc 5amp switches.
If I cant find suitable switches, I will machine up copper cam lobes(insulating them from the common shaft) and suitable contacts and set up the same thing at a more basic level.