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Re: Help a noob to wire up Mach3 USB board
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 01:28:21 AM »
Hi again,

So I've managed to set up my stuff just fine mostly. Only one thing is there which is the spindle setting. I want to use STEP/DIR to control the spindle.
I have set up the spindle control to step/dir, and then set the pins ( in Ports and Pins ) to 2 & 3 ( where the x-axis was connected ). However, nothing happens!

I cannot get the spindle to work. Even more annoyingly, the MPG (displayed on the screen ) is able to jog the 'x-axis' motor, even though I have disabled the x-axis in ports and pins and set those pins to 0. What is the actual concept of 'pin numbers' in Mach 3?

Edit: Now I am even more confused with this 'pin number' thing. When I set y-axis pins to 2 & 3, it doesn't respond to y-axis commands either! So are the pin numbers hard-wired to the particular axis?
« Last Edit: October 24, 2018, 01:31:34 AM by saurabhsaurc »

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Re: Help a noob to wire up Mach3 USB board
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 10:20:40 AM »
Your controller probably doesn't use standard port and pin number settings.

It also may not support a step/dir spindle.
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