What do you do if you dont want to run a javascript macro to customize Control? You can run OpenBuilds Control from the source code instead. In this post you will learn how to set up an OpenBuilds Control development environment. It is easy once you know how. You’ll need to set up your computer to do it. Here’s the steps I use for Windows.

Prerequisites:

OpenBuilds Control Install:

  • Clone or fork the OpenBuilds Control github repo to your local machine. Personally, I prefer to fork it to my own github repo, then clone my repo to my local machine.
  • Once you have the files on your local machine open a cmd prompt with elevated privileges or use powershell to install all of the dependencies. From within the OpenBuildsControl folder, type in the following command.
npm install
  • After all the dependencies are install, you can launch your local copy of OpenBuilds Control using the following command (dont forget the “.” after electron):
node_modules/.bin/electron .

That’s it. Now you can customize the OpenBuilds Control application to suit your environment.

If you are new to OpenBuilds CONTROL, be sure to check out my OpenBuilds CONTROL tutorial.

OpenBuilds Products I Use (affiliate):

OpenBuilds CONTROL​
Workbee 1510​ (similar to Lead 1010 or Lead 1515)
BlackBox Motion Controller​
BlackBox X32 Motion Controller
Interface CNC Touch Controller​
Router11
XYZ Touch Probe Plus

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