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Mac to PC and Ground Control to MakerVerse on Maslow not M2

I received my Maslow about a year ago, built a temporary frame, programmed the arduino and cut out and carved a few images using ground control on a Mac. I am in the process of moving my machine and would like to run makerverse on a PC. So I have several questions:

  1. Is it possible to use Makerverse (as I understand it is for M2) with the old Maslow?
  2. Do I need to reconfigure my arduino to run on a PC vs Mac.
  3. Do I need to reconfigure my arduino to run Makerverse rather than Ground control?
  4. Anybody have a guide to help me do what i need to from the questions above?
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Yes
  4. Makerverse basics in wiki category in this forum should provide instructions. There is also one on arduino updating in there too. You will need to update to makerverse v 1.1.2 or greater and arduino version 51.28.

Have you considered getting a raspberry pi single board computer to run makerverse? You can have it run headless ( no display) and tuck it back with the arduino. A full PC is not necessary, but will work if desired.

ok in doing a lot more reading it appears My trouble is in updating the Arduino Mega to be used with Makerverse since I do not have the Arduino Due board. I have not been able to find a simple instruction on how to do this, as I am not currently running ground control or web control. Any hints?

the arduino instructions in the wiki describe how to flash the firmware from either the mega or the due.

go to github.com/webcontrolcnc/firmware and use the green button to pull the download file.

open the .ino file in the arduino ide, flash your board. That should be version 51.28 that you need for makerverse. If you don’t like makerverse, it will also work with webcontrol holey calibration, but will not work with groundcontrol.