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so i have a dumb question.. as i know this thread is old.. can you explain or show how you setup the files for alamode/gertduino and raspberry pi to interface to the grbl shield?

cdtaylor51 (author)  planecrazy031 year ago
I suggest that you follow the directions at http://wyolum.com/projects/alamode/ vary carefully. Go to that page and click on the getting started link. Then go through the steps really carefully. That is what I did and it worked. So basically the way it goes is that you put the software on your RPi first. Once you have Raspian running on your RPi you can then set up the network on your RPi and start using a remote desktop to connect to it. Or you can go to the next step and install the Arduino IDE on the RPi. Once you have the Arduino IDE on your RPi you can install the GRBL interpreter on the Alamode. You can also install the GRBL .Controller on your RPi. Just follow the steps on the site I mentioned and you should be good to go. I didn't need to ask them anything but got the impression that they will respond. It has a while since I did this. If you need more help you can comment here again. I will do my best to answer and help. I would also suggest that you read through the steps that talk about the software once again. I'm sure you can get through it but you might have a bit of a headache when you are done. Unix/Linux is very unforgiving. If you mess it all up just start over by reformatting you SD card - must be at least 4GB, mine is 16GB. Good luck and there are plenty of people who would be happy to help but I think you can get through it if you just follow the steps really carefully.