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A module to abstract communications and control of the TinyG from node.

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TinyG-node

NOTICE This module has been renamed g2core-api and the tinyg npm module has been deprecated. Please use g2core-api instead.

A library module and commmand-line utility to abstract communications and control of a Synthetos TinyG (or a device running G2 Core). Written and maintained by the Synthetos core team.

Usage as a command line utility

First install the tinyg npm globally, so it'll be in your path:

  # If you run as root you can remove sudo
  sudo npm install -g tinyg

Now you can just execute the g command to get a full "terminal" experience to TinyG. If there is only one TinyG attached, then you don't need to provide any more parameters:

  my_host$ g
  Pos: X=0.00 Y=0.00 Z=0.00 A=0.00 Vel:0.00 (Ended)
  TinyG# g0x10
  Pos: X=10.00 Y=0.00 Z=0.00 A=0.00 Vel:0.00 (Stop)
  TinyG# ^C

Note: Use Ctrl-C to exit.

To send a file with the g utility, simply pass the filename of a gcode file, and it'll give you interactive progress bar:

  my_host$ g my_awesome_project.gcode
  Found command port: '/dev/cu.usbmodem14521' with data port '/dev/cu.usbmodem14523'.
  TinyG# Opening file 'my_awesome_project.gcode' for streaming.
  Progress |=========================================================______|  91%

If you wish to keep a log of the interaction between the TinyG and the g utility, then add the -g LOGFILE parameter to have it save the log in LOGFILE.

  my_host$ g my_awesome_project.gcode -g logfile.log
  Found command port: '/dev/cu.usbmodem14521' with data port '/dev/cu.usbmodem14523'.
  TinyG# Opening file 'my_awesome_project.gcode' for streaming.
  Progress |=========================================================______|  91%

Note: The g command line utility is still a little rough around the edges. It's still in active development, so update often!

##g(1) usage

Usage: q [gcode] [options]

gcode     Gcode file to run

Options:
   -p PORT, --port PORT        Name of serial port. Use -l to see the available ports.
   -d PORT, --dataport PORT    Name of data serial port. Use -l to see the available ports.
   -g LOGFILE, --log LOGFILE   Name of file to log to. Piping STDERR to a file will do the same thing (and trump this option).  [STDERR]
   -l, --list                  Name of data serial port. Use -l to see the available ports.

g TODO

  • Cleanup formatting output -- the status line often overwrites the prompt, leaving the promt in the wrong place.
  • Provide more control over the status line. Possibly go full-screen?

#Usage as a library

// Create a TinyG library object
var TinyG = require("tinyg");

// Then create a TinyG object called 'g'
var g = new TinyG();

Now you have a g object, you need to tell it to connect to a TinyG, then you can interact with the TinyG.

See ./docs/ReadMe.adoc

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