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Cannot get UniversalGcodeSender to work

Hey there,

Super excited to start using my Emblazer, but cannot work out how to get started. I have written an NC file in the laser program but cannot get the UniversalGcodeSender to open so I can send this to the machine I am assuming? I am on Windows 8/Mac OSX (wont work either). Am hoping this is just a newbie issue....


  • Hi Simon,

    That must be frustrating!

    UGS requires Java to be installed to work. Can you tell me what is happening when you try to start it?

    An alternative program we like, which is for windows only, is called GRBL-Panel.

    You can get it from here:

    It does not need Java and actually works better with larger files.

    Let us know how you go and we will do our best to get you going.
  • Hey thanks for the reply. I have got the Gcodsender working on the mac (had to download a new version of Java to match yosemite) but have not had my first "run" yet. Yet to try windows. Will let you know how it goes.
  • I couldn't get UniversalGcodeSender to open on windows either even though I have everything else installed but grblpanel worked right away.
  • Some users noticed that UGS will only work when run from c: drive in windows.

    Please let us know if that works.
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