Hi everyone. If you’re a more adventurous CNC user, did you know that our experimental version of gSender includes a powerful Remote Control feature (sometimes referred to as headless) that can enable new functionality of your CNC within your shop?
You can load in a file from your design computer outside your shop and then run it on your computer inside the shop, use a tablet to control your CNC rather than a mouse and keyboard, use a phone for jogging or running functions, or leverage a mini PC or Raspberry Pi as the tethered computer for cheap, fanless, and reliable operation without taxing them with a display, keyboard, and mouse.
This feature is new so don’t expect it to be perfect, but try it out and give us feedback if you find anything we can do to improve it. Be sure you don’t use this feature to run your CNC remotely, we discourage unsafe use of the CNC including leaving it running unattended.
Follow our guide below to learn how to set up Remote Control using gSender Edge.
While you’re using Edge, try out and give us feedback on some of its other new features as well such as visualizing laser raster files, laser job outline, custom visualizer colours, and the ability to create a print of all your custom gSender keyboard shortcuts onto a piece of paper that you can hang up next to your machine. These features are easy to find and are also further explained on our release forum post here: https://forum.sienci.com/t/gsender-edge-headless-support-better-laser-support-custom-visualization-and-more/6291