I’ve attempted to test out the CAMM2 Engraver, and am writing up the results as I go.
The power on works, and manual moving the cutter works as expected.
You can run the “Demo” program by:
a. Turning the machine off
b. Hold the Up Arrow
c. Turn the machine on
d. Press Enter.
Based on the advice on the Rowland support, they suggest we can try installing the SV-15 Driver, which does have windows 10 support, following the how to guide here
Went through the settings on the machine, and set it to 9600 BAUD.
Tried the universal GCODE program, to see if I could get any connection, but no luck there.
In the meantime, a forum post suggested Cut2D as a way to communicate, when looking at the trial version, I saw no settings for this machine, but did see settings for the EDX-300, which we also have on the shelf. Next time I will try the same process with the EDX which I think is a more modern machine, and see where we get.
Next challenges: Connecting to the machine from Windows 10. The machine is old, and has no driver for Windows 7 or above. So, thar be dragons.
I have almost no experience here, so any further suggestions would be great.