I would like Chillipeppr to talk to my laser engraver over wifi.

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(Mike Thornbury) #1

I would like Chillipeppr to talk to my laser engraver over wifi.

I have a TinyG and an ESP8266/ESP32

Is it possible to implement SPJS on an ESP?

(Christoph Pech) #2

Possible but difficult. You have to port it yourself. Considering a pi zero is only 5 bucks.

(Mike Thornbury) #3

Thanks. Pi Zero is a lot more than $5 for me in Asia, but I can probably find an orangepi with WiFi for $25 or so. That would probably be the most easily-implemented solution.

If only there was a Linux variant for the ESP32 :)…

(Christoph Pech) #4

The Orange Pi Zero is 9€ on aliexpress

(Mike Thornbury) #5

I set up an OrangePi Zero 2 with Armbian Stretch and it worked great. Looks like that’s going to be my go-to setup.

(Mike Thornbury) #6

Loving the OrangePi Zero plus 2/SPJS setup. Rock solid and at SGD38, it wasn’t peanuts but didn’t break the bank. Having wifi/BT and 8G eMMC makes it fast and functional.

Are there any laser-specific workspaces anyone can recommend?