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Arduino Uno "using ground control for XY plotter" on UNO board?

I have been slowly learning to use Micro controllers for various projects. I am not proficient at Coding but have found that utilizing bits and pieces from other projects put together I can usually get what I need to do accomplished.

I was hoping to use the Ground control program with two smaller Stepper motors and a L293D Motor Shield on an Arduino UNO board. I wanted to build the smaller version of the Maslow CNC with a dry erase board and markers. What all do I have to change in the code to make that happen or is it too involved?
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The hard part in your plan is the stepper motors. The Maslow uses DC motors with encoders to achieve closed-loop control (of the motors at least). It may be possible to create an emulator that will fool Ground Control into thinking it’s working with a Maslow, but I’m sure there’s a bunch of work in it.

I would like to build an X Y Plotter Drawing Robot as well. It would give us a way to draw big things and if done right, would allow us to test our gcode before cutting wood on the Maslow.

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Thank you for that quick reply, I will keep digging and try and come up with a solution. It my not be Ground Control making it happen but I’ll find something to spin those gears :crazy_face:. When I do I will pot it.

You might want to check out a device that seems to go by various names. polargraph, Scribit, and drawbot. Essentially a drawing robot with two motors driving a string connected pen, just like a Maslow. Bit hard to giggle since the names have been used for other things. Probably missed some names too, it’s late here in the swamp