Eleksmill micro engraving machine calbration
I just finished assembly of my micro mill and have been playing a bit, but it seems like the calibration isn't correct (or I'm misunderstanding something)
When I issue a G0 X100 command(after being at 0), the x axis moves 2.0cm. Same distance when moving the y axis.
my understanding is that the G0 Y100 should move to 100 (10cm travel from 0)
The results of a $$ command are:
Grbl 0.9j ['$' for help]
$0=10 (step pulse, usec)
$1=25 (step idle delay, msec)
$2=0 (step port invert mask:00000000)
$3=0 (dir port invert mask:00000000)
$4=0 (step enable invert, bool)
$5=0 (limit pins invert, bool)
$6=0 (probe pin invert, bool)
$10=3 (status report mask:00000011)
$11=0.010 (junction deviation, mm)
$12=0.002 (arc tolerance, mm)
$13=0 (report inches, bool)
$20=0 (soft limits, bool)
$21=0 (hard limits, bool)
$22=0 (homing cycle, bool)
$23=0 (homing dir invert mask:00000000)
$24=25.000 (homing feed, mm/min)
$25=500.000 (homing seek, mm/min)
$26=250 (homing debounce, msec)
$27=1.000 (homing pull-off, mm)
$100=80.000 (x, step/mm)
$101=80.000 (y, step/mm)
$102=80.000 (z, step/mm)
$110=2000.000 (x max rate, mm/min)
$111=2000.000 (y max rate, mm/min)
$112=2000.000 (z max rate, mm/min)
$120=500.000 (x accel, mm/sec^2)
$121=500.000 (y accel, mm/sec^2)
$122=500.000 (z accel, mm/sec^2)
$130=200.000 (x max travel, mm)
$131=200.000 (y max travel, mm)
$132=200.000 (z max travel, mm)
So, I'm wondering if I missed a jumper on the control board, or if my parameters are wrong, or i'm doing something else wrong.
Thanks in advance
@Scott-Vanderweyst You need to set the correct steps per mm, if you are using the mana.hex you can issue the command E4.
The correct steps are 400.
Ok, I wasn't sure if I was missing a step other than setting those.
I've just been using the default hex that came with eleksCAM.
There is something strange going on though; regularly when idle, I hear the stepper motors engage (not moving anywhere) and if I have the laser plugged in, it fires and burns a small mark in whatever is on the engraving/cutting table.
This happens whether I'm in T2, EleksCAM, or in nothing at all.
Any suggestions on what might be going on?
it does that when the nano connects. if you have the power button turned off until after the pc/nano handshake you can keep it from happening.