Are there any tutorials/videos on how to use?

I found assembly instructions, but I cannot find any video or information on how to use the X-Carve. I have very limited experience with any CNC machines to begin with, but I am used to programs like LinuxCNC and Mach3. Can those be used with the Arduino controller? Any help/tips would be great! Thanks :smile:

Hi @DerekTombrello the Drunken Woodworker just posted a tutorial. Also Bob from I Like To Make Stuff posted a cool tutorial on Easel.

@DerekTombrello The Arduino is used in lieu of Mach3 or LinuxCNC.

The Easel method is very easy and basically walks you through the whole process.

The other method is to use a CAM program to generate the tool paths then send them to to the Arduino using a “sender” program like Universal GCode Sender. That is a very similar experience to using Mach3.

@Zach_Kaplan Thank you… I will watch those this weekend.

@BartDring I’m relly not a big fan of “cloud” computing. I like to keep my hardware and software on MY end if the cloud :slight_smile: I’ll look into the GCode Sender. Thank you, too!

What do you think about the proposed tutorials in this post?