Display GRBL info on LCD display

Here is some great information about interfacing an LCD display to an Arduino running GRBL

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/LCD_on_GRBL

You can also interface it to an excel spreadsheet with some additional electronics and display more info. It is a very interesting concept and great for people running stand alone options.

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From the Shapeoko forum there is now an update for GRBL 1.1

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1904&start=180

hello grbl’s fans!

GRBL11universalDRO for GRBL 1.1 is available for download. http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/LCD_on_GRBL#Full_version_GRBL_1.1
It was harder than expected :o
The new program will automatically recognize if the status data are GRBL <= 0.9 (U09) or GRBL> = 1.1 (S11)

In summary, before the state line was always the same, with $10=7 we had everything we needed.
With GRBL 1.1, there are only 2 options: $10=1 Mpos $10=2 MWPOS and some other status values, you have to choose and the received data are dynamic.

Have a look to the Arduino’s header programm and 2 GRBL documents Getting Started https://github.com/gnea/grbl/blob/edge/doc/markdown/settings.md
Grbl Interface Basics https://github.com/gnea/grbl/blob/edge/doc/markdown/interface.md for more details.

if you have any problem …

Best regards
jpbbricole

Has anyone kept the files and wiring diagrams for GRBL11universalDRO?
I want to use only an LCD with GRBL to view machine and work position.