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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2016, 02:44:19 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281533490183?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Longs motor kit. also using the breakout board that came in the kit.
Thanks a bunch

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2016, 02:50:38 PM »
Ok thanks, I am just finding it strange that MaxCL mode is working and I was wondering if your drive had a setting for quadrature input, it seems not.

I presume you are using the onboard parallel port rather than a PCI port?

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2016, 05:41:14 PM »
parallel printer port

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2016, 05:48:51 PM »
The one that is on the motherboard? IE it is up beside where the mouse and keyboard and other connectors are?

Could it be that you have no pin assigned to the Enable?

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 06:04:28 PM »
db25 printer port on the back of the computer
 http://cdn.computerhope.com/parallel-port.jpg

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 06:18:11 PM »
Ok so I presume you mean it is on the motherboard rather than an add-on card in a PCI slot.

Ok so what about the Enable? Does that need to be used for your drives? If so you do not have the pin assigned for it.
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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2016, 06:27:47 PM »
I am assuming the connector is hooked to the motherboard in some fashion.
 As far as the enable goes I am not sure how to do that. Please forgive my ignorance in this matter but this is all new to me. Thank you very much for your help.
Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2016, 01:26:14 AM »
IT WORKS, IT WORKS, IT WORKS
I turned off the maxcl, Then in ports and pins enabled the three axis, and then clicked on the step lo active for all three axis.
Everything works as it should but now its 1:30 in the morning so I am going to bed.
Thanks Hood for keeping me at it.
Dave

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2016, 02:46:47 AM »
Great news :)

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Re: homemade cnc plasma not right
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2016, 11:01:18 PM »
A lot of progress has been made in the last couple of weeks. I have the x,y, and z axis working as it should and have started building the frame to mount it all.
I would say probably in a week to ten days I can start burning plate.
I will be using a old air compressor tank to hold the water when the pan is empty.
Pics below of progress to date
Dave