So after a couple weekends of not being able to troubleshoot the xcarve, I spent an hour playing with it today.
I’m having trouble with the homing setup. i’m using the new x-controller so the older Arduino threads don’t seem to help too much. whenever I initiate the homing setup, the z axis goes down about .1" and stops. then I get an error that I might have a clamp in the way.
I went and updated the firmware in the machine and it didn’t help.
The z axis should go up when you home. When you use the jog buttons is the machine moving in the correct way?
There’s a post here about using a command to show the state of all 3 homing switches, you want to check and make sure you don’t have the z switch wired wrong and it’s snowing closed…
I’m lazy easel setup machine.
It does work correctly. My x and y initially didn’t but they’re fine now. Z was fine from the get go.
Do you remember what it was titled
May 10, 2017, 3:23am
Here are the two relevant threads:
If you are having difficulties with your homing switches you can do a quick test with Grbl to see what the state of the homing switches is from Grbl's point of view. NOTE: In order to use this procedure you need to have grbl Version 0.9j or later installed on your Arduino.
To do so, you use the Grbl status immediate command ? (question mark). This command asks Grbl for its current value of some of its state information. For the purpose of this article we are interested in the homing switch sta…
Updates to grbl have changed status reporting in version 1.0c (used in the X-controller I believe). These changes affect the output from the "?" status command to grbl.
Information here is based on version 1.0c (edge fork).
The status report mask (grbl parameter $10) has two new control bits to select display of the probe pin and control pins' status.
The bit assignments are as follows:
7 - Not used at this time 6 - display control pin status 5 - display probe pin status 4 - display homi…
@LarryM - I was having trouble doing a search on my phone.