Being stuck at home more, I thought I could entertain myself by dusting off my maslow.
On the mechanical front I am still quite dated with an over the top chain setup and what I think may be the first Maslow linkage (it should be a museum piece). So I have to make a few small changes, but nothing too drastic. Also, I need a better z-axis, but using the original one isn’t too bad for a while.
On the software front, it looks like things have … diverged. Certainly very interesting how many ideas there have been, but a bit of an overwhelming landscape with so many options now.
So this will likely cause a lot of discussion. But the following is my understanding of everything. Please correct me where I am wrong:
- Pros: Better velocity control, no need to use ground control. Very tempting to use a firmware largely maintained by a huge community (“grbl”).
- Cons: Calibration refinement process seems lacking? Lacks the Holey improvements?
- Pros: Remote web based control, allows control from phone for example.
- Cons: Not many, mostly lacking the Holey Software/Firmware stuffs
- Holey Firmware/GroundControl
- Pros: Improved calibration procedure, some additional location improvements such as ChainSag.
- Cons: Diverges from standard firmware and groundcontrol.
I think I am inclined to go down the Holey road unless I am missing something.