Hi guys. I decided when I bought my Xcarve that I didn’t want to use use an Ardunio-based controller. Maybe this was a mistake, but my reasoning was that having LinuxCNC installed would give me more flexibility.
Anyway, I bought these controllers from China for $112.
I have a PC connected as well.
Here are my boards all connected. I do have the Inventables power supply. I plan to document this process as I work through configuring these China boards. I’ll update this as I learn (maybe we can learn together).
Yes, the board can handle an A axis, but I didn’t buy a driver to go with it. Right now I’m able to jog all three of the axes around, but don’t think I have the correct numbers dialed because the movement seems jerky. Going to try to get this dialed in perfect over the next couple of days.
I use Mach3. I hooked them up and they worked. The only thing i adjusted was steps per inch and velocity. I am sure these will work just fine for you - especially compared to the stock electronics. If you post a question in a new topic about this software and generic chinese steppers - someone will likely chime in with linux cnc settings for a generic bob.
Well my machine is clearly working, as evidenced by this video. Yes, and I need a better mount for my pencil, obviously.
Frustrating, though, I’ve still not been able to find any suggestions for the following:
I have searched the internet high and low, and about all I’ve managed to find are people warning NOT TO BUY these awful drivers. They do seem to work, but I will probably swap them for a higher quality product very soon.
Hi guys. It always really bugs me when people don’t circle back to document what they found in threads like these. While I don’t have everything all figured out yet, I do have progress and want to report back.
The settings attached are able to get me moving around and I’ve even done one pretend cut with the router off. I suspect that my hold voltages are wrong, since after cutting, the driver boards seemed fine; but when I accidentally left them on and idle for 20 minutes they were pretty hot. If anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. I will post my settings for now.
I recently got the 5 axis cnc breakout you are using. Unfortunately the cd giving the Windows driver appear empty or damaged.
Please could you send me the file of the windows driver to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org?
I apologize for the request. I think could be the fastest way to get the windows driver. The seller still not answered to my claim.