I have started calibration yesterday night. I came along several issues when trying to “Set Zero”. When I press 360CW, one of the motors is not turning exactly 360 degrees, but more like 300 only. The other issue is, that both motors have inverted movements. Instead of clockwise, they go counter-clockwise. Even after having exchanged cables 3 and 4 that connect to the board (I have built this Maslow from scratch myself, including the cables).
I am guessing the issue might be with the cables… is that possible? A strange thing is, that when I am running the “Test Motors” program, they turn perfectly well!! So it couldnt be an issue with the motors right?
I am a bit lost at the moment, and hope someone can help out!
at the moment, this is the only picture i can provide. It doesn’t include the chains yet.
To be honest I don’t know whether the motors are set for bottom or top feed, is it something I would have to change in GroundControl?
I have changed the .ini file, and it actually worked!! Thank you so much! But a different problem occured. When pressing either of the calibration buttons (360°, 5°, 1°, 0.1°) the motors turn the same amount, about 300°…
This has not been the case before. Any ideas how that might have happened? I didn’t change anything else in the .ini file
Just for the record: I have found what was the issue concerning the misbehaving motors. Since the motors were not original Maslow parts, they had to be configured. The steps per revolution setting for the X and Y motor had to be changed.
If someone comes across this issue, they can send me a direct message and I can provide the details.
Thanks to everyone for the support. I have also changed to a top feed, since the setup with the bungee ropes didn’t work out well for me…
What motors are you using?
If you ever want the chains back up, look into weight tensioning.
The worst but functional and cheap example: poor-man-weight-chain-tensioning
I’m much happier without the bungees.