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by willower
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: Spindle Motor 'Floating' on startup
Replies: 0
Views: 922

Spindle Motor 'Floating' on startup

I have noticed that when starting my software (grblPanel v1.0.9.1.7), it seems that the spindle motor, which I run through a relay, is struggling to decide whether or not to have the spindle motor running (switched on) or not (switched off). Invariably, it eventually decides to have it running, but ...
by willower
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: E-Stop Connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

E-Stop Connection?

Having just put together my new 3.51 version shield, and I've now seen that there is a pair of pins, just to the right of the reset button, which are marked up on the board as E-Stop. Are these really for an E-Stop button, (if so, should it be N/O or N/C?), or are they merely a repositioning of the ...
by willower
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: Fantastic Service.....
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Fantastic Service.....

Have to say I'm mightily impressed, I ordered a v3.51 shield on the 20th March and it has arrived here in the UK just a few days later on the 27th March! How can that be possible I ask myself when 2nd class mail here (within the UK) can take as long as 4-5 days to arrive? This little package has tra...
by willower
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: V3 Board +grbl 1.1f
Replies: 4
Views: 4350

Re: V3 Board +grbl 1.1f

OK everyone, I seem to have found a way to do this now. Although I said previously that I had tried the SpnDir pin to trigger my spindle relay without success, I have since discovered that I have to 'tell' the grbl OS that it has to switch this trigger pin on - by including a M3 command using the Po...
by willower
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Current Version(3.51)
Topic: I've bitten the bullet and ordered a v3.5 shield!
Replies: 2
Views: 528

I've bitten the bullet and ordered a v3.5 shield!

After a lot of investigation and endless experimentation, I have learned that the Chinese versions of the v3 shield don't match up to the v3.5 board - designed and supported here. Just trying to find any information on the Chinese boards is like looking for hen's teeth as far as I can see. I am now ...
by willower
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Old CNC Shield V3.00 and Chines copies of it...
Topic: V3 Board +grbl 1.1f
Replies: 4
Views: 4350

V3 Board +grbl 1.1f

Has anyone managed to get a spindle motor relay hooked up successfully to this Chinese board when using grbl 1.1f? I have tried but can't seem to get the right settings to 'trigger' the relay. Seems that most advice is to use the Z+ pin on the board as the output to enable the relay (Pin 11of Arduin...