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General Mach Discussion / Re: Help setting up homing switches
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:06:38 PM »
Never mind, I figured it out.
Regards,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Help setting up homing switches
« on: October 16, 2014, 08:39:32 AM »
I have questions about setting up limit homing switches:

1) were should I connect the other leg of the switch circuit to the signal ground? This works on my e-stop

2) how does one start the homing without running code. Do I enable my limit and homing switches by selecting x++, y++, etc

Please tell me how to set up my homing
Thank you
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Getting error message
« on: March 07, 2014, 04:16:00 PM »
I tried that Hood. No go. I've sent an email to WARP9  and will await his response. I might also haul out an old computer and start from scratch. BTW, what is the process to retrieve a bought MACH3 license for use on a new (old) machine?
Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Getting error message
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:56:59 AM »
My cnc router was working well, when I started getting error messages. Smoothstepper is used.

Error message is:

Error returned from USB function FT_Write
Error: FTDI USB driver error

ERROR= FT_INVALID_HANDLE

Bytes requested 64
Bytes written 26

Any suggestions for fixing this?

Red led remains lit on smooth stepper

Thanks,
Jim

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SmoothStepper USB / Getting FT_INVALID_HANDLE. Error message
« on: March 07, 2014, 10:23:24 AM »
My cnc router was working well, when I started getting error messages. Smoothstepper is used.

Error message is:

Error returned from USB function FT_Write
Error: FTDI USB driver error

ERROR= FT_INVALID_HANDLE

Bytes requested 64
Bytes written 26

Any suggestions for fixing this?

Red led remains lit on smooth stepper

Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Parallel port wiring
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:31:40 AM »
Thanks Hood,
I have hooked up step drives many times, but have forgotten the exact wiring. I never had to add 5 volts. I am using Chinese drivers with 4 signal inputs (step-/+,  dir -/+) plus 2 enable inputs.

I'm wondering whether the trouble I am having is from the old computer I am using that has a DB25 parallel port.  I may retrieve the old tower desktop computer from the attic, and try that.

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Parallel port wiring
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:06:39 PM »
So what you are telling me is: connect step and direction outputs from the parallel port to -step and -dir. on the driver and then feed +5v to both the +step and +dir. on the driver. Is that correct?

Do I need to get the +5v from the computer, or can I supply it with a wall wart? If I must get it from the computer, what is the easiest way to get it? Cut open a USB cable and find the + 5v?
Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Parallel port wiring
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:10:51 PM »
What is the easiest, most simple way to wire drivers to a 25 pin parallel port. Please detail return connection for the signals and hi/low selection from port and pins. I do not want to use a isolation board like ez step, etc.
Thanks,
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Getting motors to run opposite direction
« on: November 21, 2012, 05:48:43 PM »
I just replaced the computer I was using with Mach3 (and smooth stepper) and the motors now run the opposite direction than the used to. Is the an easy fix without re-wiring?
Jim

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General Mach Discussion / Re: Cutting Circle / Hole
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:12:27 AM »
I am trying to use the circle cutting wizard. I can't seem to change the values without them reverting to the existing values. Can someone please explain how rouse this wizard?
Jim

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