I'm having a problem with the servo of the Eleksmaker drawing module.
I bought an EleksLaser and I'm using T2Laser: up to now, no problem at all.
I decided to buy the standalone drawing module to install it on the Elekslaser. I then cut the original 3-wire cable and applied a male connector (JST-like) for fast connection/disconnection; finally applied the respective female connectors to the 3-wire cables that came with the laser and the drawing module.
Now, I read over the forum that it is necessary to:
- Switch the 3-pin connector from the laser to the servo port of the ManaSE board (I own the 3.2 version), depending on what I mount on the bracket;
- Change the T2Laser "default 1.1e" firmware to the "0.9i Eleksmana" one;
- Switch between the Eleksmana Laser Mode (A0) and Servo Mode (A1) depending on what I mount on the bracket.
I found out that I must use the EleksLaser (E1) configuration because if I apply the EleksDraw (E2) one the carriage starts to move diagonally when I try to use the jog controls.
With this approach, whenever I use the Laser everything works flawlessly!
Here we come to the problem...When I mount the drawing module the servo behaves strangely: with the laser power set to 50, the mount goes UP when I hit the LASER ON button; the mount goes DOWN when I hit the LASER OFF button; additionally, in this last setting the servo makes a buzzing noise and the lever hits the pen mount.
I tried to both increase and lower the laser power but without any positive effect. When I try to send the g-code to the machine to try drawing something the machines obviously draws "negatively", which means that I end up with the travel lines rather than the actual drawing.
What could be the solution? Am I missing something? Please consider that I checked the cables multiple times just to make sure that I haven't inverted the wires.
Thanks for the help!