From looking at Github, the screens seam to have 3d printer icons, not cnc?
Or will they be in cnc style when i install?
How do these get changed to cnc style, or is there another firmware i can use that also works, with cnc icons? why not use previous cnc FW?
your help is greatly appreciated, i dont like making mistakes or breaking things
you can see from photos the the GD chip, so i used that firmware, config.ini file and tft35 icons,
for the unified menu material theme.
the third photo was after 2nd update, hence the .cur extension.
and the last photo should be error i am getting.
i hav reset the file extension, and still had same error.
All help appreciated, i want to get it running so i can finish and set up.
have i not copied enough files, or wrong files?
…Oh the pain…frustration.
Sorry, which two files? The bmp and fonts under tft35?
For some reason i cant download, do i need to open and copy all the individual .bmp?
And same for fonts, or is there an easier way?
When i did download, it had chrome files or bmp.htm at last attempt.
sorry for being annoying, bit it is not liking me for some reason.
unless someone has another lot of cnc files, etc. to config the tft with.
What happens if i do normal normal tft35.bin, not GD version?
Thanks again, Anthony0281
…i am using a 32GB card, is that a problem?
You need to download the whole repo from its top page in Github and unzip the downloaded ZIP file. If you are not familiar with Github, I attach the relevant files for you in a ZIP file. RootOfYourSDCard.zip (2.3 MB)
You will find a very good explanation how to copy what here.
I’m not gonna maintain my software in the future. Though it is up to date right now, I’d recommend using the V1 firmware from here. The right file to download is ‘CNC.TFT.Package.zip’.
You need to use the GD version as you’ve got the GD chip on your TFT. Any other firmware won’t work.
Some users reported issues with large SD cards. You should be fine as the update process seems to work in principle. You can see this from the file / directory extensions, they change to ‘CUR’ after a successful update.
thanks for your feedback, i have downloaded your zip file and it installed on tft. Looks good,
I now have to play around and learn what i am doing.
do i use in touchscreen, or marlin mode, as originally outlined on V1 documentation?
what is the difference between your fw and the V1 fw, if any?
I was expecting to see as cnc based, not 3d printer based, or have i done something wrong, again?
Yeah, I could have easily changed ‘Print’ into ‘Cut’ but that would have made maintenance even more difficult. I deciced to live with ‘Print’ and some other 3D printer specific terms. But I simplified the menu structure, took some obsolote commands out, and added the ‘Zero’ menu, including Probing. That’s probably it. I changed to GRBL recently, that’s why I don’t maintain the tft software anymore.
Not really, but I haven‘t searched for any. I need the haptics of real buttons, knobs, wheels etc and want to keep my eyes on the workpiece. So I’m currently building a pendant that has a small LCD to show x/y/z only plus some status information. Unfortunately the weather is getting better here, early summer now, so not much time for the LR3 at the moment.