Do I have to use Universal Gcode Sender? (There’s got to be a better solution).
If there is such thing as an intuitive computer program, I’ve never found one. Like every other computer program Universal Gcode Sender (UGS) has idiosyncrasies that must be learned and understood. We're convinced learning how to use UGS is worth it.
We recommend UGS for six simple reasons. First, its free. Second, its specifically designed to work with GRBL. Third, it has great support and customer service via Git Hub (https://winder.github.io/ugs_website/guide/platform/). Fourth, it’s stable. Fifth, it offers an interactive interface that gives you all the information you need to run your CNC. Sixth, because it is JAVA based it works with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
However, if you are looking for other options you can check out:
Source Rabbit (https://www.sourcerabbit.com/Downloads/).
.bCNC at: (https://pypi.org/project/bCNC/).
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