Hmm... Further testing has resulted in an inconsistent measurement... When using the jog command, I get the result as reported above... But when I enter a command into the command line, say, for example, Z22, instead of the expected 22mm, I get double the result, in this case 44mm... Further investigation to come... Still, I believe this process can be accurate, learning as I go...
If you move the gantry to one side, then tight then screws down, gently at first, then move the gantry to the other side, tighten it down gently, repeat, until things are locked in place, it should move smoothly beyond that point. That goes for all axis's too. If it's binding at any point, then it's still misaligned. Trust me when I say that when you think it's good, it's got a LOT of room for improvement. lol.
Não recebi uma cabo para conectar na entrada "laser"
I did not receive a cable to connect to the "laser"
Admittedly, neither did I, but looking at several videos, it would appear not to be included or not needed? Would like to know as well, hadn't gotten around to asking that question yet, but might as well now! : P
Nah, you're fine. If you meant that the software comes with the original firmware, I guess I missed it. I'd thought of that too, but couldn't find it. Seems to worked out well in the end, so far.
Now working on dialing things in. Which means taking it apart and making sure the bushing are taking out as much backlash as possible, loosening bolts up, moving the slide assembly to one side, then tightening them down, to minimize rubbing and excessive friction. Wonder if I could find better, smoother rods, not that this machine needs it.
just for information, @pledgy says it might be $3=4 to swap the z axis on the eleksmill. He had to use $3=6 on his because his y axis was inverted too. But it should be 4 if you only need to invert the z axis
Hello new friend. You cant reverse the z axis using the board. You can either swap the wires (so rewire the connector that goes to the stepper motor... fyi i dont know which wires to switch) or you can swap the z axis in the software / firmware. In the software (depending on what software you use) it may say Z-axis rev or invert z axis. In the firmware it would be $2=4 to reverse only the z axis. more info here for firmware
there is a free version of artcam 2017 - but it is 2d only, so you can try and learn, the full version is $360 per year USD.
that for a table top educational toy which I have, is too much, in my opinion. If I use the 2008 version and find it useful enough to upgrade to a larger mill, and am using this to make money, then it would be proper to also pay and get the full current version.
there is also several free programs that I will be trying out. well, for me it is all about the education at this point.
thanks to Eleksmaker
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