tl;dr: the Makerverse app seems to be ready for wider use in the Maslow community. Everything you need to use it should be in the docs / quickstart.
The original post got unwieldy, so I am starting this new post, as we are approaching the end of the Beta (and the beginning of the “official” release).
Why might you want to use the latest Makerverse?
- Support for all computers, from Mac and Windows to Linux – even a pre-built Raspberry Pi image, and the ability to control to your machine from any other computer in the house!
- Automatic configuration! Just pick from the list of parts and Makerverse will choose the correct baud rate, default Grbl settings, etc.
- Easier calibration! Based upon lots of user feedback in the mega-thread (above), we’ve developed an easier-to-use calibration system, including a non-destructive approach.
- For M2 (Arduino Due) users: All-new kinematics! The M2 now supports advanced Maslow kinematics, improving accuracy across the board, via new firmware.
- Backwards compatibility! Makerverse now supports the original Maslow (JumpStart kits, etc.)
- Over 100 people have tested it as of this post.
… that said, you might not want to upgrade if you’re in the middle of a sensitive project. As you will discover whilst reading the docs, you may need to re-flash firmware and re-calibrate (if you’re using an M2/Arduino Due). And if you’re comfortable with Web/GroundControl, there may be a slight learning curve with Makerverse.
As of this post, the current version is 1.1.2. To be clear: this version is not technically flagged as a “pre-release.” It is considered a “stable release.” However, you’ll want to turn on prereleases to keep up with the Beta progress.
If for any reason the docs are not clear to you, you get stuck, or you just want to share feedback – please do so here, on this thread. We will keep this thread alive until the “full, public” release.