Drivers and Software

Drivers

The Minimillr uses an Arduino controller that requires a USB to Serial driver to send and receive commands from your PC. In most cases Windows will install the driver.

The driver is available to download here as a ZIP file, and here as an EXE file. Run setup.exe once downloaded/extracted.

Easel users need to install the Easel Driver as well as the USB>Serial Driver.

Still having problems connecting to the machine? Close other programs that could be locking out the serial port, such as 3D printing software Cura.
Please see here for more detailed information here on solving connection issues with your Minimillr machine.

Software

The Minimillr uses open source GRBL for gcode parsing and motion control. This means there are many compatible software packages that can be used for free with the Minimillr.

Some have design, toolpath creation and machine control integrated for ease of use like Easel from Inventables. Here is a list free software to get started.

Machine Control
Candle
Universal GCode Sender You may need to install the Java Runtime Environment if using Universal Gcode Sender.
Easel

2D Drawing Packages
Inkscape
Gravit

3D Packages
Fusion360 (free to home users)
FreeCAD
Blender
TinkerCad

Toolpath Creation (gcode)
KIRI:MOTO
Carbide Create
F-Engrave
LaserGRBL (gcode can be adapted for use on the Minimillr by replacing S commands with G0 Z command)
Easel
MeshCAM

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