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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #990 on: May 02, 2016, 11:08:50 AM »
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 Thats where you mapped the axis to the motors, but can you show me the page where you mapped Darwin motor signals to the motors?
I think its under the motors tab?

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That doesn't sound like this M4 screen:



Do you want to see the Darwin driver motor page(s)?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #991 on: May 02, 2016, 11:21:09 AM »
Here is the Darwin motor0 page:



Now holding the mouse down in the box.  Index field increments:

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #992 on: May 02, 2016, 11:34:21 AM »
Hi:

 No, that all looks good. I reviewed my settings as compared to yours, and you wouldnt be able to select the motors
in the tuning if they werent available.  Do the DROs move if you jog, but not the motors?

Does it come out of Estop properly?

Can you verify any iput signals work?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #993 on: May 02, 2016, 12:44:57 PM »
Neither DROs nor motors move.

eStop turns the indicator in the Darwin driver and generates the error message in Mach4 history as I showed in a previous port.

Then I did the following for pins using the Darwin driver config.  First, with the machine axes centered I see pins 11-15 on/green

I then stopped M4, started M3, jogged X axis until home switch was activated.  Then stopped M3, restarted M4, and see that pin 11 is not off/red.  This is the proper pin, configured active low for the X axis home.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #994 on: May 02, 2016, 12:59:51 PM »
Your photo of Darwin shows a velocoity when you try to jog, that means it was sending pulses out the port..but the motor wasnt moving..

 Are you sure the port number is the same as Mach3? Im not seeing nay reason your not getting a responce. When you tested the home switch ,
di that report mean the switch input DID follow the signal, or DIDNT. Are you getting input switch responce?

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #995 on: May 02, 2016, 02:22:03 PM »
Port/pin numbers do match M3, and home switch did follow the switch itself, so that input pin and eStop are being seen by the driver.

I'm going to remove the cover on the computer and try to observe the LEDs on the BOB while attempting jogging.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #996 on: May 02, 2016, 02:46:45 PM »
It sounds to me like your hooked up fine, things should run. But if the DRO's arent moving, then Auggie isnt trying to jog. If Auggie sends out steps, the DRO's will count, so it has ot be something more basic than that..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #997 on: May 02, 2016, 03:02:18 PM »
No BOB led's lit when attempting jogging with Darwin driver.  However, X & Y DROs in M4 update after I close the dialog.

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #998 on: May 02, 2016, 04:05:21 PM »
yes, it sounds like either the pins arent right, the home switch works so it must be the right port. Sure you didnt swap dir and step?

If Darwin shows a velocity, then its sending out pulses.. unless a chargepump signal is missing or soemthing, the breakout board
should be flashing..

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Re: Mach4 Printer Port Discussions
« Reply #999 on: May 02, 2016, 05:56:15 PM »
I set as enabled the 3 output signals as in M3 (pins 1, 16, 17). What's interesting is that motor3 never has the jogging indicator go green, while motor0 and motor1 do so. There's nothing different about it in how it's configured other than pin#s.