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Is there a basic tutorial how to config mach3 to run 5 steper motors?

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2011, 05:25:08 PM »
I am trying to get one working at a time so I have disabled it.
So what does A do?
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2011, 05:26:46 PM »
OK, A rotates ccv when I press up and down in motor tuning.

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2011, 05:27:40 PM »
Ok go into Ports and Pins Motor page and change the  A Dir pin to 6.

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2011, 05:29:27 PM »
Great now that one works also!

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2011, 05:33:07 PM »
Ok so you have two choices now for B axis, either 8 step, 9 Dir or the other way round, so enable the B and try. You will have to command from the MDI line unless you have set up hot keys for moving the B axis.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2011, 05:39:52 PM »
Can I try it in motor tuning (click B and press up and down) because I don't know the MDI, however if I try it in motor tuning the axis moves like one step and then stops when I press up and its stock untill I press down and than up again even if nothing happens when I press down

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2011, 05:42:28 PM »
Yes, you can use motor tuning, I forgot about that as I have not used it in a long time due to using the SmoothStepper.
Ok so what happens if you swap 8 and 9 round the opposite way to what you have now?
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2011, 05:45:01 PM »
Yes my wrong I didnt notice that you write that I shall switch this two, well it works perfectly, now it's just the Y-axis that is very slow and jumpy

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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2011, 05:49:04 PM »
Ok thats good.
Check that dip switch 5 and 6 are set the same on Y as on other axis.
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Re: my 5 step motors acting strangely
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2011, 05:51:02 PM »
Yes all the dip-switches are the same for all axis