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The TinyG is a CNC controller that takes the Gcode from your computer and turns it into the physical motion for your CNC.
To assist in understanding we can look at the tool chain of the CNC router, the OX kit. One would start with a thought for a design and sketch this in some type of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) program i.e., Sketchup, Autocad, Solidworks, etc..
The file can then be exported in a DXF file format, other file types work as well. The DXF file will then be imported into a CAM software
such as CAMBAM. In the CAM software you will set tool paths, diameter of cutting tool, layers, etc. and it will be exported as a .gcode file.
Here is where TinyG comes in. You will physically connect your CNC machine's motors, spindle (optional), and endstops (optional) to the TinyG. This will require very little time. Next run a USB cable from the TinyG to your computer. Then, you will want to use Chilipeppr to send the Gcode to your OX, and watch it go!
The instructions, of course, are simplified but are here to give you an idea of what the TinyG is and its role in CNC work.
For a full description, support, and general knowledge about the TinyG the manufacturer and the community use this wiki.
A note: While we at SMW3D love this board we must state we cannot be tech support for the TinyG. We are happy to answer very general questions, but between firmware, hardware and all the different configurations this board can be used in, it is hard for us to answer every possible question. The wiki link above can be followed to a forum that can provide amazing community support from people who have similiar configurations and help resolve any issues that may arise.
Here is a quick video that might be of assistance:
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my 2 cents on the tiny g
Posted by nery on May 26th 2018
after testing a few dry runs seem to be working good
the board looks solid heat spreaders at the bottom is a good design better heat dissipation for the drivers to run with the nema 23 179 oz. steppers
smooth movement and accurate i`m still working on the limit switches but so far so good no problems
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Posted by Brad N. on May 30th 2016
Works well with Chilipeppr!!!