I have an EleksMaker Mana SE board (the older version) that controls two steppers and a servo (for pen up/down). The X, Y stepper motors work fine. The servo for the pen does not. I have switched in EleksCAM to the EleksDraw and it tells me it has successfully switched. Then I press LaserOn. I see the Gcode S20 M3 being executed. The servo/pen moves to the down position. Then when I press LaserOff I see the Gcode S0 M5 but nothing happens. The pen stays down. The servo does not move. What am I doing wrong?
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Pen/servo moving down but not up
RE: Pen/servo moving down but not up
I have solved the problem. The issue was the servo cable plug was inserted 180 degree wrong. Or perhaps the cable I have is wrong. Either way, when I turned the plug around by 180 degree the servo is now moving up and down.
How can I increase pen/servo movement?
I am using a Mana SE board (old version) with which I control two steppers and one servo motor (for pen up/down). Everything is working fine, except the servo does not move all the way down even if I increase the Laser ON/OFF value under settings in EleksCAM software.
I increased the value slowly from 1 to higher numbers. The servo kept increasing its movement but then stopped increasing its movement regardless of how high I make the number. Somewhere at value 80 it stopped increasing its movement. It appears there is some kind of upper limit for the pen movement which is hard-coded. My servo can still move further and I would like to move it further. How can I overcome this limit?
RE: How can I increase pen/servo movement?
The Gcode it sends is S80 M3 for the down movement and S0 M5 for the up movement. But even if it sends S500 M3 the servo does not move all the way to its end. It appears there is something in the firmware that limits the servo movement.
Just to be clear, I do not have the EleksDraw machine. I built my own because I want a larger pen movement. Wondering how I can get that larger pen movement with EleksCAM and the Mana SE board.