Hey all, I'm new to all of this,

Hey all, I’m new to all of this, did some searching in the group but my path is not clear, hope you can help.

I have a cheap diode-based laser and I don’t like the bundled software. It’s an Eleksmaker board with an arduino based controller so I should be able to flash it for GRBL ( http://store.eleksmaker.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=156 ). Laserweb seems the way to go for software from what I’ve learned. I also have a spare Raspberry Pi 3. I’ve read that Laserweb can run from a Pi, which would be nice. I like the idea of having the Pi running on my network, and I can send files to it from any PC, and control it through a phone or tablet.

I don’t know my way around Linux. But I managed to boot up a fresh install of Raspbian and download and execute both appimage files (not sure which I needed) for Laserweb 4, but nothing happened as far as I can tell. I’m really not sure where to go next to get LaserWeb running on a Pi, or even how to hook up the laser to it (can I just use USB like a PC?).

I’ll venture to say that I don’t know what I don’t know… Can any of you point me in a direction or share some tutorial for getting LW4 running on RPi3 ? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

I recommend getting everything working without using a Pi at first. Try the Pi only after everything’s working; that will make it easier to track down problems.

True, I will give that a shot on my Windows machine, but I’m still unclear on just “how to install on a Pi”

The AppImages are for Linux on Intel x86 or x64 CPUs only. We do not have an Installer for Arm CPUs yet, but we are working on a Docker image. For the Moment you would have to install manualy.

de acuerdo con los demás primero tienes que flashear el arduino con el grbl https://github.com/gnea/grbl/releases
con el xloader http://xloader.russemotto.com/
luego tienes que calibrar y configurar la maquina: http://cncpro.co/
Un Saludo.

@Todd_Fleming That depends. I always had stability problems with the connection from my PC to the grbl board but since I connected a PI it is working stable.

@Ben_Brandt
Here you go: http://cncpro.co/index.php/23-documentation/installation/36-install-raspberry-pi

Thanks everyone!