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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2009, 03:28:24 PM »
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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2009, 06:09:49 AM »
Another newbie question.

I have no problems activating outputs 1,2,3,5,6 either by mapping them in ports and pins or via VB script. Output4 however does not want to play. It seems to be reserved by something else in Mach3 (ver R3.042.020,  SS beta 2 ver. 0.015obg) it is getting fired whenever i do a regen and also at specific times during the roadrunner file. It does not activate in single step mode.

Its not like Mach is trying to turn it on and the SS is not doing it. Nor is it noise or random. All inputs and outputs are optoisolated and run at 24VDdc. Pins have been reassigned to test with same result. Standard install no custome macros etc yet.

Is there a way to find out if a button or led in Mach has been assigned? Ive checked the edit button script and the XML but don't see anything obvious. Question has been posted over on the Warp9 forum as well.

For now I've reassigned the output elswhere to avoid output4 but would like to figure it out.

Cheers.

Mark

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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2009, 07:22:08 AM »
Do you see the LED activating on the Diagnostics page?
Tried another revision of Mach as I seem to remember I had a problem with OP4.
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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2009, 10:59:03 PM »
Yep.

Mach and SS are showing exactly what they are doing... just not why they are doing it :) I tried to spot something specific in the roadrunner Gcode that might be driving the signal but as far as I could see it was all just standard moves. I was thinking it may be a buffer full/empty type request between the Mach s/w and the SS and hence the question of is it reserved.

I've not tried earlier versions of Mach yet as I thought... latest and greatest lock down was the go.

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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2009, 03:21:03 AM »
Can you attach your xml and I will see if I can repeat the problem here.
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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2009, 04:20:40 PM »
Here ya go

BTW Thanks for the help

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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2009, 05:21:45 PM »
It seems to be working fine here at the workshops desktop computer, write an ActivateSignal(OutPut4) and the LED lights up. Also ran the Roadrunner and didnt see the LED activate. Do you see it light up on the diagnostics page or is it something on your output that works when you do the Roadrunner?
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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2009, 08:59:52 PM »
Hmm the plot thickens

ActivateSignal(outpu4)...... no light in diag, no output
Roadrunner regen.(or during the run).....Light in diag and output

Its not port or pin dependant eitehr as I have tried changing this to no avail.

Your running the same version of Mach3?

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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2009, 09:15:31 PM »
originally I was running 042.005 then tried with 042.022
However this was just the desk computer so no SS hooked up, both machines were being i=used so couldnt try on them but will tomorrow if I remember.
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Re: output for smooth stepper
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2009, 11:37:46 PM »
Ok I guess its because the s**t goes down the toilet clockwise down here! ???

I just tried 42.022 (was 42.020 lockdown version) and have the same problem, Offline and setup to use the nonexistant parrallel port. So SS is off the hook.

May be relevant (but can't see how) but I'm running on a Compaq 8710W laptop.
 

very strange.

Mark