So I have tried over the last week to get my Shapeoko 2 working but I haven’t made any progress. Last weekend I updated to Universal G-Code Sender 1.0.8 and Grbl 0.9g. I had some issues with my COM port routing so I had to uninstall and reinstall my port drivers, so the port that I am routing to moved from COM 6 to COM 3 (not sure if that is important but I thought that I’d mention it). I had previously been talking about this issue in the following post but it appears to have gone stale. Read through if you need any more background information.
I now can get the Shapeoko to connect to UGS and Easel but I cannot get either of the programs to move the machine. For the sake of ensuring that all connections are closed, I reboot my computer each time that I try another program. When using Easel, I am able to click the green “Carve” button and go through the entire set-up procedure but none of the Jog functions work. Also, I cannot get it to run the program and complete the cut.
It is the same thing with UGS. I connect to the Shapeoko but cannot jog the machine or run the uploaded .cn file. Whenever I run a motion command, the Machine Status in UGS states that the Active State goes from “Idle” to “Queue” and highlights the state in yellow. After that I usually perform a soft reset, which clears the state but does not unlock the machine.
Are there any suggestions or has anyone ever dealt with this before? I’ve read through everything that I can on the Grbl GitHub and the UGS Git Hub but couldn’t find anything that helped.