Assuming the MacBook is only used to run Carbide Motion, yes, except that you also can’t launch Carbide Create to verify information about a design’s setup (I try to put that all in the filename for the .nc file, and upload the .c2d to CutRocket where it can be checked as well).
Correct, you’d need to get out the other computer used to run Carbide Create.
I just started with my Shapeoko and still trying to dial it in, but I started a google Doc sheet, I have been putting in a lot of my cut data. started doing something similar when I got my first 3d printer and it had be a huge help as a look back on project or materials I don’t use much.
That’s a good question — I think @fenrus was successful with one on the Pi — I bought one (8bitdo SN30 Pro) but am still waiting on a touch screen to get going w/ my Pi. Wrote up what I learned using it in Windows at:
Also you dont need a raspberry pi to use their os. If you have an old laptop or pc you can install it. Works great for old laptops that are no longer fast enough for windows, or if you have no window licenses.
There’s various methods depending on your level of tech savy.
USB Flash Drives
Cloud Sync Services (Dropbox)
Shared folder on your network
I personally go with the latter option and have a hard drive hooked up to a spare PC running on my network creating a “Samba share”. My Windows PC mounts it as a network drive, and the Raspberry Pi mounts it at /home/pi/shared.
If you also use Windows, you could share the folder and then mount it on the Pi. Caveat is that it would only be accessible when your Windows PC is online.