Bought a Maslow when sales opened up in December.
Decided to eagerly find some way to explore until it gets here… so watching the ship’s progress with anticipation.
While I wait, bought a cheapskate special off ebay just to try to play a bit.
If I can make that kit work… I’m all set getting underway with my real kit when it gets here. B’sides, might just learn something… first CNC ~n~ all that.
So… assembled the arduine compatable kit - no instructions included, & scrounged up the software to try to make it work. Arduino 1.8.5 I think it was. Found a UGS software that seemed to be useful too… so made a connection to try to turn the motors. Scrounged a little “Turn one revolution” script & poked that into the board.
So far so good, but one issue now. The motors don’t turn.
The UGS says that the motor is turning clockwise, but motor no turn.
I don’t know terminology well enough to know what to look for, or where… but am strongly suspicious that the “Turn one revolution” script is telling the wrong pins to send signals to the drivers. No signal to driver, no motor turn.
So… while I wait… anybody care to try to assist me at whatever isn’t quite right on this little adventure?
Perhaps giving y’-all a few more details might help figurinig out how to code the little gizzmochie. B’sides, I’d like to make it into a “pseudo-Maslow”
So… it’s supposed to be a little R3 arduino “fully compatable” CNC kit that is supposed to allow me to run 3 or 4 NEMA 17’s at the same time. Do they let us post links here? Can do that if it’s ok with the powers that be.
Then again… Hmmm… just tried throwing this search in at eBay and found about the first 10 items all look like the right kit.
“Arduino R3 compatable CNC kit”
Further down… there is one by “Longruner” that looks like an exact match to what I have, with the shield, cable, switches, etc. So, that’s my “project”. Any takers on playing with it a bit?
By the way, I’d like to welcome myself to the forums!