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by samjenp
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: Ethernet connection to reduce EMF
Replies: 0
Views: 3664

Ethernet connection to reduce EMF

Hi I bought the CNC board about 3 years ago - I built a CNC machine that I use for wood and plastic routing . Its been great , absolutely love it . Its never missed a beat . Now, I tried to convert it to a Plasma CNC . Im using a Low Frequency plasma cutter, but I'm still getting random EMF that is ...
by samjenp
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: how can I power bigger stepper motors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: how can I power bigger stepper motors?

ok
thanks for your help
by samjenp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: how can I power bigger stepper motors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

how can I power bigger stepper motors?

hi, I built my CNC Machine almost 2 years ago and I 'm extremely happy with it and the Protoneer / Arduino Board. Now I want to enlarge the CNC, its currently 600 mm (X) by 600 mm (Y) and I'm using the largest Nema17 motors I can find ( 65 Ncm/92 oz.) I'm using 2 motors for Y axis . I want to double...
by samjenp
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: looking for advice - Im struggling with my board
Replies: 2
Views: 1962

looking for advice - Im struggling with my board

I'm at my wits end and would appreciate any help with this problem. first - some background I have a home built CNC machine using the Protoneer Arduino CNC machine V3.51 which I bought a few months ago. I set the jumper so I can use 2 stepper motors , i.e. ''Ý'' axis is "Y + Á''. When I first set it...
by samjenp
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: GCode Sender and Alarm codes
Replies: 1
Views: 2638

GCode Sender and Alarm codes

Hi I'm using the GCode Sender vs 1.09. Since completing the CNC machine, I've started playing around with some simple GCode examples. Today while trying a simple example, I got an Alarm code 3. It didn't say what the error was, just Alarm 3 Where can I find a list of all the Alarm codes? Thanks Sam
by samjenp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: Issues with Homing
Replies: 10
Views: 7364

Re: Issues with Homing

I just want to call out something I may have forgotten to mention before The Chinese board came with DRV8825 drivers and I'm using 1.8 Amp steppers. My understanding is that these are drop in compatible with the board. anyway .... I installed the latest nightly build of the G-Code sender I also uplo...
by samjenp
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: Issues with Homing
Replies: 10
Views: 7364

Re: Issues with Homing

gmoney484 It only seems to happen if I issue the home. ($H) command. I can issue any other commend - forward backward etc and they all work fine. I can issue a commend to go back to Zero it all works fine and doesn't overheat. (i.e. G01 x0) I tried to slow it down further to see if thats make any d...
by samjenp
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: Issues with Homing
Replies: 10
Views: 7364

Re: Issues with Homing

I'm completely confused I seem to have 3 problems' and I'm tearing my hair out (both of them !). Problem #1 ---------- I'm using V0.9a According to the following Web site https://github.com/grbl/grbl/wiki/Configuring-Grbl-v0.9 it describes the parameters for V0.9a but they are totally different the ...
by samjenp
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: Issues with Homing
Replies: 10
Views: 7364

Re: Issues with Homing

any ideas?
does anyone know why its not working for me?
by samjenp
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: Issues with Homing
Replies: 10
Views: 7364

Issues with Homing

Hi I have the stepper motor and controller on the bench and Im trying to set up the X axis first, then when I have that right the other 2 Axis should be a replication of X (more of less). so its all progressing reasonable well, until I tried to test the Homing functions. I have the -X pins connected...