Please pardon any frustration that might leak through these comments. I have been reading a learning considerably more than I had anticipated, and now that I feel ready to cut my first real piece, I have encountered the issues described below. Machine details are at the end of this post.
The commands to move the sled up and down are NOT working.
The commands to move side to side ARE working. The Z axis is also functioning.
Steps I have already taken:
- I have read everything I can find, but do not see this problem addressed.
- I have checked all cables, and that the computer boards are seated firmly.
- I have rebooted computer, and cycled power to the boards.
- I have performed a motor function test.
I don’t actually know what to expect, or how to check if they passed the function test. The sled did move in all directions, and the Z axis motor functioned, so I assume it passed.
After running the Motor Function test, I now get an Invalid Chain Length error. This error will clear, but immediately returns. So, before I can continue to address the initial problem, I will need to get past this new problem.
Any help will be greatly appreciated
Purchased Maslow Complete Kit from East Bay Source
Note; The instructions stated NOT to update the firmware, that it was shipped with most current stable version. However, it also came with instructions to use GroundControl, which now seems to be obsolete. So, I am suspect of the first claim about the firmware.
Arduino mega 2560 r3
TB6643 control board
WebControl Version v0.94 License V3
Final Build, Calibrations were successful, and a test piece cut correctly.
Metal Ring System