We are likely going to get 2 XL’s (XXL?) for use in a youth maker-space-type program. For ease of use, I am considering using a cheap sub-$100 windows 10 tablet running carbide motion as a touchscreen control and integrate it into the Shapeoko enclosure we’ll create. This would be the only control used 99% of the time. I intend to set this device to auto login to our domain and mount a network drive via wifi, ban all other programs from running and start CM on boot.
My very limited understanding is that using the touchscreen of the device would provide all the interface needed to control the machine. I intend to have our kids save cut-ready files to a network drive and then using wifi select files from the location to then carve. If we get fancy, I could also expose a USB port or two to the outside and allow USB drive access as well.
Any concerns with this approach in general based on something I don’t understand about the workflow?