Greetings all. First post here.
I have recently finished setting up my Maker Made M2 Kit. It was quite the bumpy process and I there are a few unknowns. Summary so far:
- Using “The Default Frame”, not the stud mount version they supply brackets for with the kit.
- Using the Makerverse software linked off their site here
- I was able to get everything functioning last night and begin the calibration procedure. I set home correctly. I can move the machine away from it and ask it to return home and it does so consistently.
When testing X calibration, it moves in the Y direction also. Not a little bit, a lot. I told it to move 24" and it moved probably 4-5" in Y. Moving strictly in Y does not result in any X movement (starting from home/center). I did some searching and the suggestions I saw were that chain lengths were uneven. I checked mine in the home position and I have the exact same # of links from the bearing carrier to the first link engaged on the motor sprocket (133). What do I check next?
Probably not related, but you never know: My Y+ and Y- seem to be inverted in Makerverse. Is this something to be alarmed about? I imagine there is a setting to just flip these and I haven’t found it yet.
Possibly related - how do I correctly setup the chain length/spring tension? The instructions are super unclear about this (among other things lol).
The calibration asks to measure motor offset - how are you guys measuring this accurately? I can’t imagine using a tape measure to do this results in CNC-level accuracy?
Similarly - how are people accurately calibrating the machine? The videos/instructions I have seen seem to suggest calibrating over a span of only approx. 12". Wouldn’t that error be magnified by a factor of 8 across the entire width of the cutting area?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!