Recently I finished assembling the Ultimate Upgrade Kit from CNC4Newbie after finally pulling the trigger on a upgrade for my 2015 X Carve. As a first impression I was dead impressed with the kit, anyone who has looked into them will be aware of just how much of an improvement over the X Carve it is in terms of rigidity and precision.
Their assembly instructions are underwhelming, and if you are thinking of going for the kit I would strongly suggest opting for the wiring kit rather than using your own as your preexisting connector blocks don’t align with the holes for the CNC4Newbie ones. I would also suggest opting for the Demon Controller, which leads me to my current situation:
I have wired the machine to my newly purchased X Controller as a replacement to the Arduino & G-Shield, I loaded into Easel and all went well aside from needing to invert the Y Axis. Next was to configure the machine’s GRBL settings (totally new to me, but simple enough). The Ultimate Upgrade Kit comes with recommended GRBL settings, I inputted these into Easel and it all went to sh**. My Y axis was bound as the motors span the wrong way, my Z axis moves instead of my X axis, and the machine cuts out right after any sort of movement.
Does anyone have a clue as to what might have happened? I am at a loss. The guy in this video uses an X Controller and had no such issues, sadly he omits the wiring part. Ultimate Kit Upgrade For X-Carve by CNC4Newbie - YouTube