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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »
Here is the .xml file there is also one called mach3turn.

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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2009, 05:47:24 PM »
Some drives require a signal to enable them. Do you have a link to the documents for your hardware?
Hood

http://buildyourcnc.com/driverkit.aspx

But I followed the videos here.

http://buildyourcnc.com/wiring.aspx

I thought it would be more idiot proof.

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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2009, 05:56:12 PM »
These are leadshine stepper drives and if I recall they need an enable, you may have done this just by hard wiring but if not you will need to assign and wire enable pins.
The videos are very slow in loading but will have a look when they load.
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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2009, 06:29:31 PM »
I see the enable on the drives, but he didn't wire it in the video. There's also a 5V enable on the breakout board. Do you have that wired correctly?
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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 06:35:51 PM »
Gerry you are lucky, the first video is still loading for me, maybe its not a strong swimmer ;D

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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2009, 06:38:47 PM »
I wired them up exactly like the videos.

There are two vacant spots on each driver ena + and ena - 5v

Theres a lot of vacant spots on the board.

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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2009, 06:40:33 PM »
Gerry you are lucky, the first video is still loading for me, maybe its not a strong swimmer ;D

A couple of times the videos stopped downloading. I had to close the page and open again before they came down.

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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2009, 06:46:06 PM »
They loaded for me in about 10 sec each. :)
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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2009, 06:50:35 PM »
You need to enable the drives I think, its been a while since I wired up the coil winder but I am 99% sure the enables need a 5v input. You could just jumper a 5v supply to test but best to do via an E-Stop button once tested working.
I still dont have the videos loaded so maybe best wait until Gerry comes back and confirms what I think.
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Re: Newbie and having teething probs
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2009, 06:57:48 PM »
Thanks for your help. Its time for bed.

I will wait till you are sure. Don't want to fry anything  :o

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