- JasonParticipantJune 15, 2016 at 11:01 amPost count: 333
Just wanted get a consensus if it is best to run the MPCNC with or without a screen.
I did not purchase a screen as at the time I did not see a need for it. Not sure if I see a need for it yet either as its should be fully controllable from the attached pc.vicious1KeymasterJune 15, 2016 at 11:19 amPost count: 2677
A computer can do it all and I feel a computer is actually kind of easier. The down side is a computer tends to screw up a little more often if it isn’t a dedicated cnc computer. If it goes to sleep or your doing something that causes a freeze (for me solidworks occasionally chokes my machine).JasonParticipantJune 15, 2016 at 12:13 pmPost count: 333
It will be a dedicated machine attached to the underside of the table with no power management set. In the 7 months I have owned my 3d printer I have used the screen twice to print from the SD card as a test.
No screen it is.BarryParticipantJune 17, 2016 at 3:22 amPost count: 334
Luckily for me, I’m a computer tech, so when clients get rid of old xp laptops I keep a few every now and then. Usually I’ll load up linux on them and use them as dedicated whatevers, but I scored a windows 7 laptop a month ago, so now it sits in the barn and runs repetier and estlcam. I’ll do all the cad stuff on my desktop in the house and drop the files in my onedrive folder, which gets replicated to the laptop.
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