The other night I was doing a carve and at one point the x and y axis moved off track; it simply went off track when it moved from one part to another, on same carve. I’m not entirely sure how I shut things down. Since then the carving has been goofy, then I tried a run a path of lines going back and forth. It want way off to an incorrect start position and I had to stop it in UGCS. Since then I Select the Port, and the Baud Rate and try to connect, and nothing. The UGCS Console shows: **** Connected to COM3 @ 115200 baud ****
Grbl 0.9j [’$’ for help]
No connection noise and no connection. What could be wrong with this machine Now?
I’m assuming that you power cycled the whole thing, but did you also unplug the USB cable from the computer and let the arduino sit for awhile? If the USB stays plugged into a power source, the arduino won’t really reset.
Yes I powered down and unplugged the device and let it sit. This has been going on a few days. I cleared out and ugcs cache under my user, and I reloaded the Arduino Files then reselected the Com3 and Baud settings (missing some terminology). When I restart everything I try to connect and there is No response.
What I mean by no response is; I turn on the Power and Fire up UGCS, select the Baud 115200 and COM3 is selected, then I select “Open.” I see Grbl 0.9j [’$’ for help] displayed but I don’t hear the usual, almost like a clicking noise at the Arduino. When I go to controls, nothing happens at all with the controls.
Weird. The Red Wire on the Y Axis has always come loose on me and I thought it was okay, but it came loose again, and that was the cause of three ruined cuts. This isn’t good because I’m about to cut on Maple provided by someone who hired me. It must be the connectors on the Arduino Board
So now that my x carve connects I have another problem; the home position seems to be off. In UGCS after jogging to where I want I individually click Reset X, Reset Y, Reset Z. Then when I click send to run my gcode file it runs and seems to be offset a few inches to the right more than it should be and after running through things (I’m letting it run off the surface so I don’t ruin any wood) it heads back to its home position but is off from where I started. Why would this be happening? Do I need to reset something? Do I need to turn up any currents? I’d sure like to have my machine consistently running properly.