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Tutorial to install GRLB on Arduino Uno using the Arduino IDE software.
If you’re thinking of making a CNC like me and you want to use Arduino to control the motors axis, you need to use GRBL and everything will be easier.
What you need?
- An Arduino UNO, you can buy it on ebay here at a reasonable price https://goo.gl/0OTqRK
- The latest version of the Arduino IDE downloadable here https://www.arduino.cc/en/main/software
- The GRBL program downloadable from this page GitHub https://github.com/grbl/grbl
Ready? Go 🙂
- Download GRBL , this is the direct link: https://github.com/grbl/grbl/archive/master.zip
- Extract on the desktop the grbl-master folder, you find it in the file master.zip
- Run the Arduino IDE, currently I’m using version 1.8.1
- From the application bar menu, choose: Sketch -> #include Library -> Add Library from file.ZIP…
- Select the folder grbl that you can find inside the grlb-master folder and click on Open
The library now is installed and the IDE software will show you this message: The library is added to your library. Check the “libraries Inclusion” menu.
Now that you have installed the GLBR library on the IDE, you must compile and install the sketch GRBL UPLOAD in the Arduino board, how to do that?
- From FILE menù click Open, and select the file grblUpload.ino that are within GRBL -master -> grlb -> examples -> grblUpload
- Connects Arduino to your computer and make sure that the IDE is correctly configured (COM and Board type)
- Click on Upload and wait until trasfering will finish.
All is done!
Now you can test your Arduino with GRBL with Universal Gcode Sender, this is the link of the project on GitHub https://winder.github.io/ugs_website/
and this is the direct link to the download page https://winder.github.io/ugs_website/download/
Universal Gcode Sender is a multi platform program written in Java and requires a version 7 or higher to run.