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Masso link 2.0 ideas

Just a couple of ideas that would make Masso link 2.0 far more useful.

  1. the ability to view files and directories on the cnc
  2. upload tools info to cnc
  3. view cnc pathing
  4. remote emergency shutdown capability
  5. IP camera integration for remote viewing (using IP camera removes the need to adapt the masso or increase program space using the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum)) they are relatively cheap and can be quite powerful

Another possibility is to make a system like Octoprint that runs on a raspberrry pi that can interface with the masso via usb.

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From above: Another possibility is to make a system like Octoprint that runs on a raspberrry pi that can interface with the masso via usb.

For the last year or so, I have been running Raspberry Pi as a USB SD plugged directly into Masso G3.  It has taken a long time to get the software working correctly. The RBPi maintains two copies of the file the Masso Directory structure: One is read/write by the Masso Controller, and the other shared read/write on the network as a normal (samba) Windows Share.  We have a button near the Masso controller that can be pressed to "Sync" the to Directory Structure. Only our "Shop" directory is copied to the Masso port for USB access and use, while everything else not in the "Shop" directory is copied from the Masso USB back to the Windows share.   Of course, we only press the "Sync" button when a CNC job is not running.   Sync take about 15 seconds and then everything look normal on Masso. But is is nice to be able to: update, share, all files to-and-from the Windows Share from multiple workstation at the same time. Our multiple workstation users treat and manage their Windows share as a local drive. They put all  of their "nc" files under the "Shop" directory, under their own  Name:  for example: my space is:  "Shop/Eldon" as seen on the Window share and on the Masso USB. Large files and general read/write access is not a problem.

This software is NOT ready for general/public use (there are a few issues to workout), or I would share it here. Time and effort is the only real hold up.

There is nothing like "NORMAL file sharing" to make your CNC life better.

 

Regards;

Eldonb

 

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