Here’s a link to the first builds of GRBL 1.1 and CM4. It’s not what we’d call “done” but it works well and we want to get it in the hands of some of our more brave users.
DON’T UPGRADE IF YOU ARE USING YOUR MACHINE FOR PRODUCTION OR CANNOT RISK HAVING YOUR MACHINE DOWN WHILE WE WORK THROUGH THIS VERY EARLY RELEASE
This update is good for all Carbide 3D machines. Shapeokos must have homing switches though.
If you have any problems, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can open a ticket and get them taken care of.
PS- The links above will be updated as we release new builds. In an effort to keep this thread clean and helpful, posts might be deleted as problems are fixed. Please don’t be offended- we’re just trying to use this thread as a todo list for current problems.
- On Nomad machines with safety interlock, door must be closed on startup to avoid Error: 13
I’m getting “Limit Switch Hit” Errors
Did you change your GRBL settings manually to enable soft limits? Don’t do that. Reload the default settings in Carbide Motion.
Will custom settings be saved?
No. All settings are deleted when the machine is upgraded so if you’ve modified anything, like the steps per mm on a Shapeoko, be sure to record those values before reflashing the unit.
Is an Internet connection required for the new CM4?
No. The docs do mention a browser window but the browser is only communicating with a server embedded in Carbide Motion itself. Carbide Motion runs totally locally on your PC or Mac.
Are there going to be more firmware updates for GRBL?
We sure hope not. We’ve held off on releasing this until we could be sure that there would not be a need to reflash the unit again. There will be more CM releases, but these will not require reflashing GRBL.
Should I open a new thread for my bug report?
Nope, email us at email@example.com so we can open a ticket.
When I try to run the updater I get: "The program can’t start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 and install the Microsoft Windows Redistributable package. We didn’t want to create an installer for a one-time program like the updater so we didn’t include this. In most cases, it’ll already be installed on your machine.
2/15 - Build 401 uploaded to handle weird Y axis jogging behavior and enabled homing in Shapeoko configuration. Be sure to download settings again after updating
2/16 - Build 402. Rapid Positioning mas rapido. Think we fixed the jogging problems.
2/16 - Build 403. Rapid position to program X0Y0 and Z+6 fixed.
2/21 - Build 404. Reworked jogging to make it less dependent on system settings/behavior. Changed pause/stop button behavior to try an fix cases where they were disabled.
2/23 - Build 405. Fixed Copy GCode button
2/27 - Build 406. Fixed bug is the same filename is loaded twice.