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by Mochanic
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Clone drive direction
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Clone drive direction

I was confused BEFORE I found this old post, now I REALLY confused!!! So let's say I want to clone my Y axis, your telling me I MUST solder both jumper pads? What if one of my motors is running backwards, I cannot simply change the direction by either soldering or unsoldering the DIR jumper pad? (is...
by Mochanic
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Trinamic Drivers
Replies: 27
Views: 11668

Re: Trinamic Drivers

I can confirm that TMC2209 drivers do in fact work without any modifications to anything. And they are insanely quiet! You cannot even hear the motors.
This is what I am using: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZPYKL46
by Mochanic
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Power options
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Power options

To rephrase my question, is there a better way to power the Pi/Hat than going through the tiny micro USB connector? Talking specifically about the 5v side itself, not the power for the drivers/motors.
by Mochanic
Fri May 29, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Walkthrough
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Walkthrough

Is there ANYONE out there that could do a thorough walk-through tutorial from A-Z? I can build anything, but a good bit of this stuff is over my head.(at least for now) Someone that fully understands how all this work could really help out a lot of people with an informative YouTube series on the Pr...
by Mochanic
Fri May 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Getting dual axis self square gantry working
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Getting dual axis self square gantry working

Well at least someone on here knows how all this stuff works!
I'm pretty much lost right now, so reading everything I can to hopefully get my custom Laser machine to at least move or do something!
Thanks for posting this info, there is little to no help out there for the Protoneer hats!
by Mochanic
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: mounting raspberry Pi - CNC combo
Replies: 8
Views: 2385

Re: mounting raspberry Pi - CNC combo

How about just put the whole thing into a case with cooling fans? I've already designed a case with many different options to choose from. https://forum.protoneer.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7396 and https://forum.protoneer.co.nz/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7350 Did you put this up on thingiverse? No, I ma...
by Mochanic
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Trinamic Drivers
Replies: 27
Views: 11668

Re: Trinamic Drivers

I've used 2130 in a 3D printer as a drop in replacement for A4988. You get the silent (stealth?) mode but not sensorless homing which requires SPI. Currently running 2209 as I'm wiating for a new controller board that better suits the 2130. Perfect! That is exactly what I needed to know. I have end...
by Mochanic
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: Trinamic Drivers
Replies: 27
Views: 11668

Re: Trinamic Drivers

jffry7, since you seem to know more about these than anybody else here, can you tell me if the TMC2130 drivers will work as they come without having to reconfigure them for special functions and features? I have read that they have a legacy mode which is default and are supposed to work out of the b...
by Mochanic
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: No response
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: No response

I agree... the customer service is non existent with Protoneer. If he would simply hire somebody to help the business would take off! But I'm pretty sure it's ran out of a garage somewhere whenever somebody feels like showing up.
Really wish I would have gone with a different system myself.
by Mochanic
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Current Version(2.60)
Topic: How can I do this
Replies: 8
Views: 1262

Re: How can I do this

This did not work for me, I went through and got the SVG file, but My version of Sketchup (v2018) would not open the file, maybe you are using an earlier version. NOPE! I actually have the latest version of 2019. It's probably because you don't have the extension installed: https://github.com/tcard...