Coordinate System Woes? Answered
I have the Sparkfun version of the Shapeoko and am using the Universal Gcode Sender. I don't know if you can help, but I'm having issues with understanding the coordinate system. I see a Work Position and a Machine Position. Through trial and error, it is clear that the Work Position needs to be set so that the (0, 0, 0) is lined up with what I put in the CAM software as the origin.
My main issue is that if my Machine position is not also at (0, 0, 0), the end mill will just scrape through the piece before starting the cut (which will turn out as expected). To get the Machine position at (0, 0, 0), I have to disconnect and reconnect my computer while the end mill is in the (0, 0, 0) Work position--this seems like a workaround and not me using and understanding this properly! Any help?