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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2007, 11:33:01 PM »
No problem Glenn :) I can read the XML file that you posted! So it works for me  ;)

Could you just tell me where you are at now? What do you have working and what do you need to get working?
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2007, 10:01:09 AM »
Ok Brian,
  I will try to show screen shot-Thanks Brett for showing the way!
In the output signals section, what are the minimum outputs that can be used to run
a lathe with z and x axis? Do I need any of the outputs enabled?
Should I enable 2 thru 5  and 7 and 8 if my breakout board is setup with:
x 2(step), 3 (dir).
z 4(step), 5 (dir).
Do I need 1 enabled?
I get more activity from the motors when 1  is active in output signals.
Is it true that I shouldn't use anything on the "input" section of ports and
pins ?
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007, 10:32:40 AM »
Hey Glenn,
    To post your xml, post a reply with additional options like you did for these pictures. Browse to my computer, c, mach3. Look in the folder and find the mach3turn xml. and click on it once. You will need the outputs enabled.


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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2007, 09:40:14 PM »
Hi Brian,
  I've changed the ports and pins and will try to post xml...
The motors each make noise when direction arrows are depressed,
but won't move without faulting or shaking or click-silence
Hi Brett,
   Thanks for info on sending this xml,
I got an error the last time I tried to post;
 youve already sent one with this subject, change subject.
I'll try again ;D

Many Thanks!

 Glenn
  P.S.
  When I try to send this post, I get a message saying to rename this
filename? What did I do wrong?
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2007, 09:45:00 PM »
Hey Glenn,
     Copy and paste your xml to your desktop. Rename the one on your desktop something unique like glenns mill xml and then try to attach it. The file extension needs to stay the same, .xml.
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2007, 06:55:18 AM »
Hi Brett,
  Thanks again for showing the way!
I'll try the xml right now...
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2007, 10:00:47 AM »
Hey Glenn,
    I think I understand what you asking earlier now. Disable the outputs.
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2007, 10:08:11 AM »
A couple of other things, look at the pin numbers on your inputs. They can not be these on port 1.
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 08:07:38 PM »
Hey Brett,

  I made the changes to the inputs and the outputs and
now the motors make no movement or noises!
  Should I even use any input pins at all? Are these for servo
motors that send info back to the computer? My setup is steppers.
Do I need any other pin on except: 2-step(x), 3-direction(x), 7-common(x)
                                                  4-step(z), 5-direction(z), 8-common(z) ?
Thanks,
Glenn
                                                                                   
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Re: ports and pins
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 09:05:42 PM »
Those should be the only ones you need to move your motors. I'm going to look at some more stuff. Also sending you a PM.

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