Hello Guest it is September 20, 2019, 02:05:46 AM

Author Topic: Only X-axis motor is working  (Read 11481 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2018, 03:27:31 AM »
FYI, I bought 2 of these boards because they were cheap.
I was able to get them to drive the steppers after awhile but I was never able to get the analog output for the spindle to work.
I threw them away and purchased a motion control board instead. While I spent a lot of money on a Hiconn (worth every penny) there are less expensive options out there.
Cheap winds up being expensive in the long run.
My .02.

Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.

Offline TPS

*
  •  1,388 1,388
    • View Profile
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #41 on: March 22, 2018, 03:59:10 AM »
cheap or expensive does not matter for the Moment.
without a propper XML None of them has a Chance to work.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2018, 04:09:12 AM »
Hi TPS
Agreed.
I just wanted to add in the fact that even after he gets his XML straightened out he may be looking at other problems down the road.
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2018, 10:01:41 AM »
The cheap BoB is to build the machine, When I'm done building the machine, a better, more reliable BoB will be added. In the meantime, if I did burn up two boards then I'm only out a few bucks.

I am not sure about how to build a new profile for a new XML file but will give it a little effort in learning how. I'm sure it's not technically difficult, just time.

I do have red LEDs. I had a blue one already out. I can switch to red. Not a  big deal. (I bought over a thousand LEDs for a project that was later cancelled).

I appreciate all the assistance.

Offline TPS

*
  •  1,388 1,388
    • View Profile
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
just start mach3.exe by doubleclick,
then create new Profile with Standard Parameter.
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.

Offline rcaffin

*
  •  1,003 1,003
    • View Profile
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2018, 05:35:02 PM »
As TPS said, let Mach do the work. It has the facilities.

Cheers
Roger
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2018, 10:11:47 PM »
Just started a blank profile. This should be fun

/sarcasm
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2018, 01:41:53 AM »
New profile did not yield different results.

Offline TPS

*
  •  1,388 1,388
    • View Profile
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2018, 03:20:24 AM »
can you post your new XML
anything is possible, just try it.
if you find some mistakes, in my bad bavarian english,they are yours.
Re: Only X-axis motor is working
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2018, 02:22:56 PM »