Getting started guide?

Is there a getting started guide somewhere for folks who already know python and want to play around? I understand a HUB version of the robot is coming soon - but would love to start playing around now.


Welcome to the Tormach user forums! Thanks for posting.

The manual has a lot of information -
Robot programming language chapter might be interesting if you are already a Python programmer:

We have some example programs up on Github, many of which are discussed on these forums:

The quick tips videos on Youtube may be helpful, but we haven’t done one yet that focusses on Python. I’ll add that to the list.

Lastly, I’m 98% confident that the online simulator (via will have a robot option starting March 1.

If you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to ask them here. Thanks!

@kgorman - I wanted to let you know that the online simulator for the robot is up and running now. There are a few rough edges (takes a while longer to load than the CNC version of PathPilot, you’ll see some inappropriate error messages about delays on the realtime system) but should be useable for checking things out. You can find it at

Please let me know how it works out for you!