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New to mach3. Need help please.
« on: December 06, 2010, 01:47:49 PM »
Is anyone here from the northern Virginia area?

I am building a laser cutter/engraver and am looking for someone near me that is experienced in initial setup.

Thanks in advance for a reply.

Eric
Re: New to mach3. Need help please.
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 04:02:25 PM »
You could ask some questions to members, I'm sure they can help even if they are on the other side of the world.

Jeff

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Re: New to mach3. Need help please.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 11:23:54 AM »
Jeff is quite right, we are all over the place but we are all joined up with little wires and communicate with each other just like a breakout board and set of gecko's.  ;D

Seriously though Eric, we are all here to help you, just ask away.

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Re: New to mach3. Need help please.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 11:52:04 AM »
Thanks all for the kind words. I already feel like I'm part of the family here.

What I've built is a laser cutter/engraver based off of the build on www.buildlog.com. Bart Dring's design. He has been more than helpful through the process.

My stepper setup is a three axis xyz configuration. Machine is now built and I'm needing to get the basic motor tuning setup. I'm running nema 17 motors through a geckodrive g540. Where do I start? Setting up home stops etc? Is there a video for this or can someone walk me through please.

Thanks in advance

Eric

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Re: New to mach3. Need help please.
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 02:29:28 PM »
There are videos on the ftp site which explain the basics as well as more complex things, you will find them here ftp://anonymous@machsupport.com/Videos/

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