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README.md

Maslow Firmware

This is the firmware which controls the Maslow CNC machine

Build Status

This is the firmware for the Maslow CNC Router

Steps to setup the Firmware development environment

First clone the Firmware repository, then install and setup the IDE of your choice.

Using Arduino IDE

  1. Download Arduino IDE 1.8.1 or higher
  2. Install Arduino IDE and run Arduino IDE
  3. Navigate menus: File, Open
  4. In the file chooser navigate to the cloned repository and choose the "cnc_ctrl_v1.ino" file to open
  5. Navigate menu: Tools, Board, change to "Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560"
  6. Navigate menu: Sketch -> Upload

This should compile the project without errors, and possibly some warnings.

Using PlatformIO

  1. Download package for Atom
  2. Follow directions for installing PlatformIO within Atom
  3. Within Atom navigate menus: PlatformIO, Open Project
  4. Select "Firmware" directory
  5. Click "Open Firmware"

Using Eclipse Neon C/C++ with Sloeber plugin

  1. Download Eclipse C/C++ Neon or higher
  2. Install Eclipse C/C++ and run Eclipse
  3. Install Sloeber Arduino plugin
    • Navigate menus: Help, Install New Software...
    • Copy this URL in the "Work With" field: http://eclipse.baeyens.it/update/V4/stable
    • Select "Add" button
    • Select "Sloeber Arduino IDE" check box
    • Select "Finish" button
    • Accept defaults and accept licenses, the plugin will restart Eclipse, and configure the plugin
  4. Change to Arduino perspective, navigate menus: Window, Perspective, Open Perspective, Other...
    • Choose the "Arduino" perspective and select "Ok" button
  5. Create an Arduino project
    • Navigate menus: File, New, New Arduino Sketch
    • Project Name: cnc_ctrl_v1
    • Select "Next" button
    • Select appropriate item from "Platform folder" drop down listing
    • Select Board: Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560
    • Select Upload Protocol: Default
    • Select Processor: ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)
    • Select "Finish" button
  6. Import project source code
    • Select project folder, navigate menus: File, Import...
    • Expand "General" and select "File system"
    • Select "Next" button
    • Select the "Browse" button to select the source location (location of the cloned repository cnc_ctrl_v1 directory)
    • Select whole source directory in the left pane
    • Open Advanced Settings by klicking on "Advanced>>" button
    • Select 'Create Links in Workspace' and 'Create virtual folders' leave other settings untouched
    • Select 'Finish' button
    • Eclipse asks if overwriting the original cnc_ctrl_v1.ino file is ok. Confirm with 'yes'.
  7. Update eclipse project include paths
    • Select the project folder in the project explorer and click Project->Properties in the menu.
    • In the Project properties left Pane select C/C++ Build->Settings
    • In the right Pane select the 'Tool Settings' Tab and add the path to the source location to the include paths of all compilers/linkers of the toolchain.
    • The last two steps may differ between toolchains.

Using NotePad++ in Conjunction with the Arduino IDE

  1. Download NotePad++ (Windows only) link
  2. Download the Arduino IDE link
  3. Set that you would like use an external editor from within the Arduino IDE by clicking File -> Preferences -> Use External Editor *The Arduino editor will no longer allow you to edit the files, but instead will only work to compile and upload your code. *The code can be edited from within NotePad++ *This method can be used on other platforms with editing programs other than NP++
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