I’ve read the writeups on zeroing the z-axis using a simple piece of metal to detect when the bit touches home. I find it too cumbersome to stop and zero; I’d rather do it fully automatic.
Folks have shown the VL6180x to have sub-mm accuracy. Rather than just automatic zeroing, I’m wondering if there’s a way to provide consistent feedback to the Maslow sensor as to the distance.
For example: I could easily build a small Arduino device that fed a constant stream of mm distance data to one of the AUX ports on the Maslow’s shield. What I don’t know much about is: how would I integrate with Maslow/gcode to make use of this data? Firmware change, I suppose?